A plane flies in front of the sun over the Damyns Hall Aerodrome during a partial eclipse on August 1, 2008 in Essex, England. The sun was totally eclipsed over Canada, Russia and China.
The moon begins to obstruct the view of the sun from earth during a soloar eclipse at the Tian'anmen Square on January 15, 2010 in Beijing, China. The eclipse, which first became visible in Tamil Nadu city of Kanyakumari, was predicted to be the longest of its kind for the next 1000 years.
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. Differing from a total solar eclipse, the moon in an annular eclipse appears too small to cover the sun completely, leaving a ring of fire effect around the moon. The eclipse cast a shallow path crossing the West from west Texas to Oregon then arcing across the northern Pacific Ocean to Tokyo, Japan.
Totality is seen during the solar eclipse on November 14, 2012 in Palm Cove, Australia. Thousands of eclipse-watchers gathered in North Queensland to enjoy the solar eclipse, the first in Australia in a decade.
The light of Ampera Bridge is seen during a total solar eclipse in Palembang city on March 9, 2016 in Palembang, Indonesia. Thetotal solar eclipse swept across Indonesia marked by parties, colourful tribal rituals and Muslim prayers.
A TV presenter wears protective glasses while speaking to camera in Parliament Square during the Partial Eclipse on March 20, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. The previous significant solar eclipse visible from the UK was on 11 August, 1999.
Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands wear sunglasses as they watch a partial solar eclipse at the Fischautkionshalle during their state visit on March 20, 2015 in Hamburg, Germany.
People use special glasses to look into the sky at a partial solar eclipse near the Brandenburg Gate on March 20, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Over Central Europe the moon covered approximately 75% of the sun for a short period starting at approximately 9:30am. The next solar eclipse will not occur until 2021.
An indonesian muslim woman watches the total solar eclipse in Palembang city on March 9, 2016 in Palembang, Indonesia.