First Solar Eclipse of 2014 Happens Today

  • In this May 20, 2012 file photo, an annular eclipse is visible through binoculars in Sacramento, Calif. The first solar eclipse of the year happens today on April 29, and will be visible to skygazers in Antarctica, Australia, and the southern Indian Ocean about 0600 GMT (2 a.m. EDT). | AP Photo/The Sacramento Bee, Randy Pench.
  • The eclipse today is a rare type of annular eclipse, meaning the sun will appear as a ring around the moon. | AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File
  • In this file photo, people watch the annular solar eclipse in Fujisawa, near Tokyo. | AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File.
  • In this file photo, a business man watches an annular solar eclipse at a waterfront park in Yokohama, near Tokyo. | AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File
  • The moon turns an orange hue during a total lunar eclipse on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in the sky above Phoenix. Today, the Southern Hemisphere will be treated to a type of solar eclipse. In all, four eclipses will occur this year, two lunar and two solar. | AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin

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