A combination of pictures shows the stages of Monday’s annular solar eclipse, as seen from Tokyo. During the eclipse, the moon’s shadow crossed over Japan around 7:35 a.m. Monday, local time.
For an annular eclipse, “the path of annularity, where the full eclipse will be visible, is hundreds of miles wide and thousands of miles long,” said eclipse expert Jay Pasachoff of Williams College in Massachusetts.
In this path “viewers looking through special solar filters can see a ring of sunlight around the black silhouette of the moon,” said Pasachoff, who is also a National Geographic Society grantee. (National Geographic News is a division of the Society.)