Photos of the Ring of Fire solar eclipse | ET REALITY


A trail of darkness swept across the Western Hemisphere on Saturday, starting off the Oregon coast and then venturing southwest across Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, Texas and other states. It was an annular solar eclipse that millions of people in the United States and Latin American countries experienced as a ring of fire in their local skies.

The path of annularity, or the path where the moon was most centered over the sun, was about 130 miles wide. People traveled from great distances to reach this strip of shadow, absorbing the four or five minutes of the darkest phase for those who approached its center.

“You see a picture and it just doesn’t do it justice,” said Matthew Neal, who drove to Richfield, Utah, from San Diego with his wife, Jennifer Neal, to follow the eclipse.

Millions more people experienced a partial solar eclipse, with considerable dimming of the sun in major cities such as Seattle, Los Angeles, Houston, Mexico City and Bogotá, although in some cases they were well outside the path of annularity.

Here you have photos of the eclipse path.

Crowds began gathering at 4 a.m. at the Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico. Some of them had been planning the trip for more than a year.

“I don’t know if there’s a better place to see the rich cultural connection between humanity and the cosmos,” said Mike Shaw, an astrophotographer who traveled from St. Paul, Minnesota.

Photographers finding a viewpoint in Chaco Canyon.

An eclipse watcher stood at dawn in Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.

A view of the moon from Albuquerque as it began to cross the path of the sun.

Observing the eclipse in San Antonio.

“This is really cool,” said Easton Galindo, 11, a fifth-grader who wants to be an astrophysicist when he grows up. He added, referring to the next total eclipse on April 8, 2024, which will also cross San Antonio: “Today we have an annular eclipse and then in a few months a total one. “We are very lucky.”

The ring of fire seen from Chaco Canyon.

Paul Casanova García, 71, waited for the solar eclipse at Mission San José in San Antonio.

“The most exciting part is the rings of fire,” said Garcia, a member of the San Antonio Mission Indigenous Descendants group. “Eclipses are really important and spiritual to Native Americans.”

Spectators in Corpus Christi, Texas, watched in awe at the “ring of fire” phase of the solar eclipse.

The view from above, as observers gathered at the National University of Colombia in Palmira to await the event.

An observer perfects the view from below.

Adding a solar filter to the body of a telescope in Palmyra. Eclipse watchers used an incredible variety of devices to view the event, from homemade viewers to high-end cameras and telescopes.

The eclipse in view in Palmira.

People gathered to observe the eclipse from the Edzná Archaeological Zone in Campeche.

Adair Rico, 38, from Campeche, said he brought his son Andre Rico, 7, to Edzná “to return to our roots, to our pre-Hispanic roots that we Mexicans have, to the Mayan, Aztec people. “

As the crowd began to leave the area, Rico looked down from the top of a ruin and said he was glad so many tourists came.

“The Yucatan Peninsula is an open book of history for people around the world,” he said.

Looking at the sky at the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico City.

The moon crossing in front of the sun, as seen in Mexico City.

Katrina Miller contributed reporting from Richfield, Utah; David Philipps from Chaco Canyon, New Mexico; Edgar Sandoval of San Antonio; and Zolan Kanno-Youngs from Edzná, Mexico.

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