Solar Eclipse in the Philippines

A few days ago a rare annular eclipse (a ring of sunlight as the new moon passing between Earth and sun which blocks most, but not all of the sun’s disc) occurred in the Northern Hemisphere. It is striking to see. It differs from a total solar eclipse. In an annular eclipse the moon appears too small to cover the sun completely and leaves a ring of fire effect around the moon. The eclipse cast a shallow path crossing the West from West Texas to Oregon in The United States and then arched across the Northern Pacific Ocean toward Tokyo, Japan. I think it’s something totally amazing to witness. This photo was taken in the coastal township of Gumaca, Quezon province om the Philippines. The township is located 187 kilometers South East of Manila. Millions of Asians watched as a rare “ring of fire” eclipse crossed their skies on the 21st of May 2012. This photo was taken by Bullit Marquez and was published by the Associated Press and it has been selected as the Daily Cool Photo on Running Wolf’s Rant for the 22nd of May 2012.

Yesterday a featuring the Crowd @ Oppikoppi Unknown Brother before Southern Gypsey Queen set was the Daily Cool Photo on Running Wolf’s Rant, feel free to check it out. Watch this space for daily updates in the Daily Babe and Daily Cool Photo sections. You might also want to check out the posts featuring Movie Trailers, TV Adverts, Funny Clips, Funny Quotes, Funny Pictures and the other bits and pieces on the blog. There’s a lot of posts featuring South Africa here too.

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Henno Kruger
Blogger, Desktop Activist, Twitter / Facebook Addict, Music Festival Addict, Avid lover of South African music, Founder and owner of Running Wolf's Rant and co-founder of SA Music Zone
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