People of Northwest Public Radio
Mon May 21, 2012
Skywatchers Enjoy 'Ring Of Fire' Eclipse
Originally published on Mon May 21, 2012 3:51 am
Astronomy buffs in the western U.S. were treated to an eclipse known as the Ring of Fire over the weekend. Technically, it's an annular solar eclipse, during which time the moon passes between the earth and sun. The moon blocks out much of the sun's light and casts a giant shadow on the earth.