The Sun

The Sun is one of the most important things for living things.

The gravity of the Sun is so strong that the sun can hold the planets in place.

The Sun is actually a small star and in fact it is smaller than normal stars.

Anyway we see the Sun bigger than stars because it is closer to our planet Earth.

Sometimes we cannot see the Sun or we can see only part of the Sun.

This rare phenomenon is called solar eclipse.

The below image shows how a solar eclipse happens …

This is how an eclipse happen. Click the picture for the news…

The ring is called corona.

DANGER NOTE: NEVER LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN EVEN THOUGH YOU USE A TELESCOPE OR A BINOCULARS. THE STRONG LIGHT WILL HURT YOUR EYES EVEN YOU DON’T FEEL IT!

Videos Of May, 2012 Spectacular Annular Solar Eclipse

Yesterday there was an annular solar eclipse.

People in parts of Asia and western North America were very lucky to be able to witness the amazing and rare astronomical event.

Anyway we cannot see yesterday’s solar eclipse in Kuala Lumpur so I can only watch them on YouTube videos.

Here are some of the wonderful videos posted on YouTube:

Location: Albuquerque NM

Location: Wakayama Japan

Location: Muleshoe, Texas

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Please click these links for photos of yesterday’s ring of fire:

  1. Photos – Rare Solar Eclipse In North America

  2. Photos – Rare “Ring Of Fire” Solar Eclipse In Asia

  3. Annular Solar Eclipse (21 May 2012)

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.

Please click here for:

 

  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

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.

Please click here for: Photos – Rare Solar Eclipse In North America.

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