Here's the Achingly Beautiful Eclipse You Missed Last Night

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Last night, for the first time in nearly 20 years, an annular eclipse was visible from the western United States. If you don't live there, or do but somehow missed it, here's the view. It's stunning.


This particular shot of the "ring of fire" eclipse was taken outside of Tokyo, where it was observed before heading as far east as Montana. It's like a wrathful god winking at you, or the Eye of Sauron for you Tolkeinites. [AP]

Photo credit: Shuji Kajiyama / AP