'Ring of Fire' Solar Eclipse of May 2013: Photos and Maps

Annular Solar Eclipse on May 10, 2013

Space Telescope Science Institute

This illustration from the Space Telescope Science Institute depicts the annular solar eclipse expected to occur on May 10, 2013. [Read the full story]

Annular Solar Eclipse, May 2013

Starry Night Software

Friday, May 10. An annular solar eclipse will be visible in a narrow path stretching from central Australia across the south Pacific Ocean. Partial phases of this eclipse will be visible over a much larger area. This is how it will look at maximum eclipse in Cooktown, Australia. [Read the full story]

Guide to Solar Eclipses (Infographic)

Karl Tate, SPACE.com Contributor

How Solar Eclipses Work: When the moon covers up the sun, skywatchers delight in the opportunity to see a rare spectacle. [Read the full story]

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