The annular solar eclipse seen from Tokyo
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Millions see Pacific annular eclipse

An annular eclipse has been viewed across a swathe of the Earth stretching across the Pacific from Asia to the western US.

The eclipse occurs when the Moon is at its farthest from the Earth and does not block out the Sun completely.

Millions of people witnessed the resulting "ring of fire" phenomenon.

Naga Munchetty reports.

  • 21 May 2012
  • From the section Asia
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