ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Millions of people across Asia and the western United States watched as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies.
The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was seen in the western U.S. late Sunday afternoon and in Asia early Monday.
In some parts of the U.S., special camera filters for taking photographs have been sold out for weeks in anticipation of the big event.
Viewing parties were held in Reno, Nev., Oakland, Calif. and elsewhere. People from neighboring states and Canada traveled to Albuquerque, N.M., to enjoy one of the best vantage points. Members of the crowd cheered and children yelled with excitement as the moon crossed the sun and the blazing halo of light began to form.
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