Sun to ring the Moon
Date 30-May-2003 19:15:06
|The event, which will see the Moon slip in front of the Sun's disc, will throw a dark shadow on the North Atlantic region. It is timed to last from 0345-0431 GMT (0445-0531 BST). |
Annular eclipses are not quite as spectacular as total solar eclipses because the sky never goes completely black.
Viewers with the correct equipment will instead catch a brilliant ring of sunlight around the Moon. Under no circumstances, say astronomers, should people look towards the star with the naked eye; blindness could result.
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