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Moon's Shadow on Earth Seen from Space During Solar Eclipse

A NASA Earth-observing satellite has captured the moon's shadow darkening a patch of the Pacific Ocean during Thursday's stunning "ring of fire" solar eclipse. Full story

'Ring of fire' eclipse crosses Australia, Pacific

The moon glided between the Earth and sun, blocking everything but a dazzling ring of light, for the few skygazers lucky enough to see Friday's "ring of fire" eclipse in northern Australia and the South Pacific. Full story

Ring of fire delights Aussie residents

   Sky-watchers in Australia catch four minutes of an annular solar eclipse which reveals a ring of light from the sun around the moon.'s Dara Brown reports.

Solar Eclipse Turns Sun Into 'Ring of Fire' This Week

The moon will block the sun in a potentially spectacular solar eclipse this week — a celestial event that will transform the sun into a cosmic "ring of fire" in the daytime sky. Full story

Meteor Shower and Eclipses of Sun and Moon to Grace May Sky

A meteor shower and a cosmic "ring of fire" will dominate the night sky this month. Full story

Eclipse Chaser: A Firsthand Account of a Total Solar Eclipse

Photographer Ben Cooper ventured to Australia last month to view a total eclipse of the sun on Nov. 14. Here, he shares the experience of watching the amazing sight in person: Full story

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  Solar eclipse darkens northern Australia

The first total solar eclipse in the last two years darkened the skies over northern Australia Tuesday. The next one is predicted for 2015. NBC’s Brian Williams has more.

  May 21: Nightly News Monday broadcast

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  Mesmerized by the solar eclipse

In Albuquerque, N.M., the rare event was met with starry-eyed awe as the moon passed in front of the sun creating a ‘ring of fire’ in the sky. NBC’s Kristen Dahlgren reports.

  Rare solar eclipse in the western US tonight

Msnbc's Thomas Roberts reports that the western US and eastern Asia will be able to see a rare solar eclipse tonight.

  May 18: Nightly News Friday broadcast

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Skygazers across the Australian Outback were among the lucky few to witness a solar eclipse on Friday, May 10, 2013, as the moon glided between Earth and the sun, blocking everything but a dazzling ring of light.The celestial spectacle, known as a "ring of fire" eclipse, was the second solar ecli

Annular solar eclipse
Annular solar eclipse

The annular solar eclipse blazes like a ring of fire over Australia.

A woman adjusts a telescope showing on a screen the annular solar eclipse from atop Observatory Hill in Sydney
A woman adjusts a telescope showing on a screen the annular solar eclipse from atop Observatory Hill in Sydney

A woman adjusts a telescope showing on a screen the annular solar eclipse from atop Observatory Hill in Sydney May 10, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT)