annular eclipse 2012

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Videographer captures an annular solar eclipse in 2012. The difference between an annular and a total solar eclipse is whether or not the moon fully blots out the sun. The difference, therefore, is a great illustration of the Moon’s orbit around the Earth being an ellipse. When the moon is far from Earth during an eclipse, the eclipse will be annular, while an eclipse when the moon is closer to Earth will be total. 

You may not want to try this on Monday unless you have an appropriate camera.