RING OF FIRE ECLIPSE IN OZ

THIS RING of fire in the sky is the annular solar eclipse that wowed our cousins down-under. The moon moved across the sun for just a few minutes, with the maximum duration of four minutes and thirty seconds in Kowayama in Queensland. Local eclipse hunter Joseph Cali, 49, travelled to a spot near Newman in Western Australia to take the best pictures possible of this impressive natural phenomenon at maximum eclipse. Cali, a Laboratory Manager at the Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University, captured the stunning natural wonder in a series of stunning snaps. An annular eclipse is different from a full solar eclipse where the moon totally blocks out the sun and only the atmosphere of the sun called the corona can be seen. During an annular eclipse, the moon is further away from our planet making it look smaller in relation to the sun. This means more of the sun can be seen and the ring produced by the moon moving across the sun is larger than a full eclipse.

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