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PHOTOS: 'Ring Of Fire' Eclipse

8:58 AM, May 21, 2012   |    comments
  • TOKYO, JAPAN - MAY 21: Annular Solar Eclipse is observed on May 21, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan. It is the first time in 25 years since last annular solar eclipse was observed in Japan. (Photo by Yuki Tanaka/Getty Images)
  • TOKYO, JAPAN - MAY 21: Annular Solar Eclipse is observed on May 21, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan. It is the first time in 25 years since last annular solar eclipse was observed in Japan. (Photo by Masashi Hara/Getty Images)
  • TOKYO, JAPAN - MAY 21: Annular Solar Eclipse is observed on May 21, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan. It is the first time in 25 years since last annular solar eclipse was observed in Japan. (Photo by Masashi Hara/Getty Images)
  • TOKYO, JAPAN - MAY 21: Annular Solar Eclipse is observed on May 21, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan. It is the first time in 25 years since last annular solar eclipse was observed in Japan. (Photo by Masashi Hara/Getty Images)
  • TOKYO, JAPAN - MAY 21: Annular Solar Eclipse is observed on May 21, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan. It is the first time in 25 years since last annular solar eclipse was observed in Japan. (Photo by Masashi Hara/Getty Images)
  • A partial annular eclipse appears over Beijing, China, 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/Ng Han Guan)
  • An annular eclipse appears at a waterfront park in Yokohama, near Tokyo, 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/Shuji Kajiyama)
  • TOKYO, JAPAN - MAY 21: Annular Solar Eclipse is observed on May 21, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan. It is the first time in 25 years since last annular solar eclipse was observed in Japan. (Photo by Masashi Hara/Getty Images)
  • 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)
  • GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, AZ - MAY 20: Sun spots are seen as the moon moves into a partial eclipse position after reaching annularity during the first annular eclipse seen in the U.S. since 1994 on May 20, 2012 in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
  • The first annular eclipse seen in the U.S. since 1994 wanes to a partial eclipse as the sun sets on May 20, 2012 in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
  • GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, AZ - MAY 20: A composite of images of the first annular eclipse seen in the U.S. since 1994 shows several stages, left to right, as the eclipse passes through annularity and the sun changes color as it approaches sunset on May 20, 2012 in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
  • GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, AZ - MAY 20: Sun spots are seen as the moon moves into a partial eclipse position after reaching annularity during the first annular eclipse seen in the U.S. since 1994 on May 20, 2012 in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
  • The first annular eclipse seen in the U.S. since 1994 wanes to a partial eclipse as the sun sets on May 20, 2012 in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
  • A view across the Grand Canyon during the first annular eclipse seen in the U.S. since 1994 on May 20, 2012 in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
  • A view across the Grand Canyon during the first annular eclipse seen in the U.S. since 1994 on May 20, 2012 in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
  • A view across the Grand Canyon during the first annular eclipse seen in the U.S. since 1994 on May 20, 2012 in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
  • A view across the Grand Canyon during the first annular eclipse seen in the U.S. since 1994 on May 20, 2012 in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
    
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Millions of early risers in Asia turned their attention skyward to view a rare "ring of fire" eclipse as it crossed their skies Monday morning. Here is a gallery that showcases AP photos of the eclipse.

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