6 Remarkable “Ring Of Fire” Photos Capture The Annular Eclipse’s Beauty

A two-photo collage. The first photo shows a view of the annular eclipse from a distance and through clouds. A shadow of a large tree is on the left side of the photo. The second photo shows a close up of the annular eclipse just as the moon is passing over the sun.

If you were in California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, or Utah this weekend, there’s a chance you were able to witness a remarkable sight in the sky! That’s because there was an annular eclipse — this happens when the Moon is particularly far away from the Earth. When the Moon covered the Sun, just enough of this glowing giant peaked out from behind so that it looked as though there was a ring of fire surrounding the Moon.


Weren’t able to catch this phenomenal event? No worries! Lots of folks not only gathered together to appreciate the beauty of the Moon, but they also made sure to capture it on camera. In fact, you can find lots of gorgeous photos on social media. Here are six of my favorites for you to admire right now — no eclipse glasses required!

1. Cloudy skies threatened to block the view in some spots, but it seems that everything worked out perfectly!

2. In fact, the clouds made this photo even better!

3. This is such a brilliant way to show the progression of the annular eclipse!

4. Wow, it almost doesn’t look real!

5. This most certainly wasn’t the ring of fire that Johnny Cash sang about, but the lyrics do feel fitting for this moment!

6. I can’t get enough of these photos!

No matter if you viewed the annular eclipse in person or only through photos, what an awesome event to experience! The world we live in is such a vast, beautiful place, and special moments like this serve as a reminder of that.

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