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Heres what the eclipse looked like in California, where WTOPs Andrew Mollenbeck captured this image. (WTOPAndrew Mollenbeck)
Here's what the eclipse looked like in California, where WTOP's Andrew Mollenbeck captured this image. (WTOP/Andrew Mollenbeck)
Through the marine layer, the ring of fire is in view to the naked eye. (WTOPAndrew Mollenbeck)
Through the marine layer, the "ring of fire" is in view to the naked eye. (WTOP/Andrew Mollenbeck)
These guys put on three sets of shades to watch the eclipse in California. (WTOPAndrew Mollenbeck)
These guys put on three sets of shades to watch the eclipse in California. (WTOP/Andrew Mollenbeck)
An annular solar eclipse rises over the horizon in Xiamen in southeastern Chinas Fujian province Monday May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare ring of fire eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT
An annular solar eclipse rises over the horizon in Xiamen in southeastern China's Fujian province Monday May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT
An annular solar eclipse appears at a waterfront park in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Monday, May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare ring of fire eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP PhotoShuji Kajiyama)
An annular solar eclipse appears at a waterfront park in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Monday, May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
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A South Korean astronomy student uses special sunglasses to observe an annular solar eclipse in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare ring of fire eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP PhotoLee Jin-man)
A South Korean astronomy student uses special sunglasses to observe an annular solar eclipse in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
A partial annular solar eclipse is seen over Beijing, China, Monday, May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare ring of fire eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP PhotoNg Han Guan)
A partial annular solar eclipse is seen over Beijing, China, Monday, May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
A resident pauses to take a look at an annular solar eclipse using a welders glass at sunrise Monday, May 21, 2012 at Gumaca township Quezon province, 187 kilometers (116 miles) southeast of Manila, Philippines. It was the first solar eclipse this year. Millions of Asians watched as a rare ring of fire eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP PhotoBullit Marquez)
A resident pauses to take a look at an annular solar eclipse using a welder's glass at sunrise Monday, May 21, 2012 at Gumaca township Quezon province, 187 kilometers (116 miles) southeast of Manila, Philippines. It was the first solar eclipse this year. Millions of Asians watched as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Residents watch a annular solar eclipse in Xiamen in southeastern Chinas Fujian province Monday May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare ring of fire eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. Flare around eclipse caused by light passing through the lens. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT
Residents watch a annular solar eclipse in Xiamen in southeastern China's Fujian province Monday May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. Flare around eclipse caused by light passing through the lens. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT
An annular solar eclipse past by a monument in Xiamen in southeastern Chinas Fujian province Monday May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare ring of fire eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. Flare around eclipse caused by light passing through the lens. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT
An annular solar eclipse past by a monument in Xiamen in southeastern China's Fujian province Monday May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. Flare around eclipse caused by light passing through the lens. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT
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The annular solar eclipse is seen in Fujisawa, near Tokyo, Monday, May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare ring of fire eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP PhotoShizuo Kambayashi)
The annular solar eclipse is seen in Fujisawa, near Tokyo, Monday, May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
A woman reacts as she views an annular solar eclipse at a waterfront park in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Monday, May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare ring of fire eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP PhotoShuji Kajiyama)
A woman reacts as she views an annular solar eclipse at a waterfront park in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Monday, May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
A partial annular solar eclipse is reflected in a pool of water in Beijing, China, Monday, May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare ring of fire eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP PhotoNg Han Guan)
A partial annular solar eclipse is reflected in a pool of water in Beijing, China, Monday, May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
A business man watches an annular solar eclipse at a waterfront park in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Monday, May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare ring of fire eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP PhotoShuji Kajiyama)
A business man watches an annular solar eclipse at a waterfront park in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Monday, May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
People watch the annular solar eclipse in Fujisawa, near Tokyo, Monday, May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare ring of fire eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP PhotoShizuo Kambayashi)
People watch the annular solar eclipse in Fujisawa, near Tokyo, Monday, May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
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A man walks on a street as a partial annular solar eclipse is seen over the sky in Beijing, China, Monday, May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare ring of fire eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP PhotoNg Han Guan)
A man walks on a street as a partial annular solar eclipse is seen over the sky in Beijing, China, Monday, May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
An annular solar eclipse is seen between the carriages of a ferris wheel over Yokohama near Tokyo Monday, May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare ring of fire eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP PhotoKoji Sasahara)
An annular solar eclipse is seen between the carriages of a ferris wheel over Yokohama near Tokyo Monday, May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
A partial annular solar eclipse is seen through construction scaffoldings in Beijing, China, Monday, May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare ring of fire eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP PhotoNg Han Guan)
A partial annular solar eclipse is seen through construction scaffoldings in Beijing, China, Monday, May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
An annular solar eclipse is seen in the sky over Tokyo Monday, May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare ring of fire eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP PhotoToru Takahashi)
An annular solar eclipse is seen in the sky over Tokyo Monday, May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)
A resident pauses to take a look at an annular solar eclipse using a welders glass at sunrise Monday, May 21, 2012 at Gumaca township Quezon province, 187 kilometers (116 miles) southeast of Manila, Philippines. It was the first solar eclipse this year. Millions of Asians watched as a rare ring of fire eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP PhotoBullit Marquez)
A resident pauses to take a look at an annular solar eclipse using a welder's glass at sunrise Monday, May 21, 2012 at Gumaca township Quezon province, 187 kilometers (116 miles) southeast of Manila, Philippines. It was the first solar eclipse this year. Millions of Asians watched as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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The annular solar eclipse is seen in Fujisawa, near Tokyo, Monday, May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare ring of fire eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP PhotoShizuo Kambayashi)
The annular solar eclipse is seen in Fujisawa, near Tokyo, Monday, May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
A partial annular eclipse takes place over Beijing, China, Monday, May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare ring of fire eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP PhotoNg Han Guan)
A partial annular eclipse takes place over Beijing, China, Monday, May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
An annular solar eclipse is seen through special sunglasses in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare ring of fire eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP PhotoLee Jin-man)
An annular solar eclipse is seen through special sunglasses in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
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