By ROB WAUGH, Mail Online – “The moon slowly ‘bit into’ the sun, creating incredible visual effects such as a golden heart gleaming through branches in Los Angeles as the world watched an annular eclipse – a partial eclipse where the moon appears smaller than the sun.
The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, created incredible visual effects around the world – and photographers let their technical imaginations run wild with ‘trick’ shots such as this heart-shaped sun.
The ‘classic’ view of an annular eclipse is as a burning ring. In the U.S., viewing parties were held at observatories in Reno, Nevada, and Oakland, California, and elsewhere. In some areas, special camera filters for taking photographs have been sold out for weeks in anticipation of the big event.” Click here to view all photos.