Credits: images by @matuutex

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Photo by: Allexxandar

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A SERIES OF NINE IMAGES WERE COMBINED INTO A TIME SEQUENCE OF THE TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE OF 1999 AUGUST 11, FROM LAKE HAZAR, TURKEY. THE CORONA HAS BEEN COMPUTER ENHANCED TO SHOW SUBTLE DETAILS AND PROMINENCES. COPYRIGHT 1999 BY FRED ESPENAK.

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The Moon’s orbit about the Earth is not perfectly circular, so that at different times the Moon can be slightly closer or further away than usual. This composite shot shows the progress of an annular eclipse in May 2013. (Image credit: Jia Hao)

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This composite image shows the moon as it moves in front of the sun in a rare “ring of fire” solar eclipse as seen from Tanjung Piai in Malaysia on December 26. SADIG ASYRAF/AFP/GETTY

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