Photos – Rare Solar Eclipse In North America(May 20, 2012)

An annular solar eclipse or the ‘ring of fire’ was seen in western North America today.

This is a rare astronomical event.

It crossed parts of Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico before disappearing in Texas with the sunset.

An annular eclipse occurs when the moon’s orbit is at its furthest point from the Earth and closer to the much larger sun.

That juxtaposition allows the moon to block more than 90 percent of the sun’s rays when the two orbs slide into alignment.

This morning an annular eclipse was seen in Asia.

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  1. Photo – Rare “Ring Of Fire” Solar Eclipse In Asia.

  2. Videos of May 2012 Spectacular Annular Solar Eclipse.


An annular eclipse is seen in Los Angeles, California May 20, 2012. The sun and moon aligned over the earth in a rare astronomical event – an annular eclipse that dimmed the skies over parts of Asia and North America, briefly turning the sun into a blazing ring of fire. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
The moon passes between the sun and the earth during a solar eclipse as viewed from Encinitas, California May 20, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Blake
The moon passes between the sun and the earth as viewed through coastal fog rolling in from the ocean in Encinitas, California May 20, 2012.  REUTERS/Mike Blake
The moon passes between the sun and the earth behind a windmill near Albuquerque, New Mexico May 20, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

At Least 45 Arrests, Some Injured In Chicago Anti-NATO Clashes

Policemen in riot gear push protesters away from the site of the NATO Summit in Chicago May 20, 2012. Baton-swinging police clashed with anti-war protesters marching on the NATO summit in Chicago on Sunday and a lawyers’ group representing the demonstrators said at least 12 people were injured, some with head wounds from police batons. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

An anti-war and anti-NATO demonstration was held in Chicago yesterday.

REUTERS reported that police said four police officers were injured and 45 demonstrators arrested after baton-wielding police clashed with anti-war protesters marching on the NATO summit in Chicago on Sunday but a lawyer’s group assisting protesters challenged police figures, saying at least 12 protesters were hurt, some with head wounds from police batons, and more than 60 people detained.

The protesters in Chicago’s anti-NATO demonstration said that police were brutal and attacked peaceful demonstrators. 

Protesters in Bersih 3.0 riot in Kuala Lumpur also claimed the same but it was some of them who started the violence act.

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I wonder why people are always making demonstrations nowadays.

Demonstration always starts peacefully but soon things will turn bad and police will be blamed.

A demonstration can become a riot from a riot can become a war.

So is that good ?

Why can’t adults find better ways to solve their problems or to say what they want?

Demonstrators march down Michigan Avenue during an anti-NATO protest march in Chicago May 20, 2012. A two-day NATO summit which starts May 20 will draw representatives from some 50 countries, including leaders of the 28 members of the military alliance. REUTERS/ Darren Hauck
Demonstrators flow out of Grant Park in Chicago during this weekend’s NATO summit Sunday, May 20, 2012 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Demonstrators make a futile attempt to stop a Chicago police officer from detaining a protester during this weekend’s NATO summit in Chicago Sunday, May 20, 2012 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
A protester is detained at a march and rally during this weekend’s NATO summit in Chicago Sunday, May 20, 2012 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
Demonstrators assemble during an anti-NATO protest march in Chicago May 20, 2012. Chicago police trying to keep the peace during the NATO summit may face their biggest test on Sunday when thousands of demonstrators were expected to march near the site where leaders of the military alliance begin a two-day meeting. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
Illinois State Police stand guard on Michigan Ave. during a protest march as a part of this weekend’s NATO summit Sunday, May 20, 2012, in Chicago. Security has been high throughout the city in preparation for the NATO summit, where delegations from about 60 countries will discuss the war in Afghanistan and European missile defense. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)
Demonstrators march during an anti-NATO protest march in Chicago May 20, 2012.  REUTERS/Eric Thayer
Demonstrators clash with the police during an anti-NATO protest march in Chicago May 20, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
Chicago Police stand ready as over 10,000 protestors march through downtown Chicago during an anti-NATO protest march in Chicago May 20, 2012. REUTERS/Frank Polich
Demonstrators clash with police during an anti-NATO protest march in Chicago May 20, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
A demonstrator wears protective gear during an anti-NATO protest march in Chicago May 20, 2012.
Chicago Police use batons in an attempt to clear out over 10,000 protestors marching through downtown Chicago during an anti-NATO protest march in Chicago May 20, 2012. REUTERS/Frank Polich

Photos – Rare “Ring Of Fire” Solar Eclipse In Asia(May 21, 2012)

An annular solar eclipse appears during a break in clouds over Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, May 21, 2012. 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 China, Japan and elsewhere in the region before moving across the Pacific to be seen in parts of the western United States. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

The moon passes between the sun and the earth over Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour during a solar eclipse seen from the Peak on Hong Kong Island May 21, 2012. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

This morning an annular eclipse was seen in Asia.

An annular eclipse is a rare astronomical event.

An annular eclipse happens when moon and sun align/in straight line over the earth.

Please click here for Videos Of May 2012 Spectacular Annular Solar Eclipse.

This is how Ring of Fire happen

Later, the ring of fire can be seen in North America.

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On July 22 2009 I saw the partial solar eclipse at Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque, Kuala Terengganu.

My photos came out in a few Malaysians main newspapers 🙂

A partial eclipse is seen in Tokyo May 21, 2012. The sun and moon will align over the earth in a rare astronomical event – an annular eclipse that will dim the skies over parts of Asia and North America, briefly turning the sun into a blazing ring of fire. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

An annular solar eclipse is seen at Hirai Daini Elementary School in Tokyo May 21, 2012. The sun and moon aligned over the earth in a rare astronomical event – an annular eclipse that will dim the skies over parts of Asia and North America, briefly turning the sun into a blazing ring of fire. REUTERS/Issei Kato