ring of fire solar eclipse


A ‘Ring of Fire’ solar eclipse is a rare phenomenon that occurs when the moon’s orbit is at its apogee: the part of its orbit farthest away from the Earth. Because the moon is so far away, it seems smaller than normal to the human eye. The result is that the moon doesn't entirely block out our view of the sun, but leaves an “annulus,” or ring of sunlight glowing around it. Hence the term  “annular” eclipse rather than a “total” eclipse.


Alright i know these are kinda shitty but i dont have time for better drawings ;; I’ll re-upload eventually with official refrences.

But in honor of the Lunar Eclipse coming up, have some Espeon and Umbreon variants! Espeons are based off of the sun’s cycle and solar eclipses, while Umbreons are based off of the Lunar cycle and Lunar eclipses. (if you like one of these guys, feel free to use them!)

Espeon Variants:

Solar Minimum- These Espeons are evolved during the Solar Minimum, or when the sun is least active. They make wonderful house pets, especially to those with children due to their natural patience. They also make wonderful service pokemon, as they are easily trained.

Solar Maxiumum (Aka: Spotted)- Spotted Espeons are known for their strong psychic attacks and ferocious nature, they are sought at after by battlers of all kinds. Spotted Espeons are also extremely stubborn, thus only well-experienced battlers should seek to raise one.

Solar Eclipse (Aka: Black Cat): Solar eclipse Espeons are known for their shyness, and befriending one is often not an easy task. While they are still calm, they do not get attached to trainers easily, and even over years of bonding with one of these Espeons, some still do not trust their trainers fully, and will not trust them fully until they have full friendship.

Subvariant: Annular Eclipse Espeons (Aka Ring of Fire): Espeons evovled during an Annular Solar Eclipse will feature a gem that is reddish orange on the outside and fades to black, making it look like a third eye. These espeons are famous for their psychic abilities, which are stronger than average Espeons. They are sought out over the world, and only the most caring of trainers will be able to befriend them, as they are the most shy variant of Espeon.

Partial Eclipse Espeon: Sought out for contests, these Espeons are known for their split markings, as usually one half of their bodies is black while the other is the normal lavender. Each Partial Eclipse Espeon’s patterns are unique to them, including their gem (which can vary from black to orange to red). 

Umbreon Variants:

Crescent Umbreons: Known for their sour nature, Crescent umbreons are one of the most common Umbreons. The reason is unknown, but many scientists are researching into it. 

Quarter Moon Umbreons (Striped):  Striped umbreons are known for their calmness, and make good service pokemon to those who need it. Their stripes can vary, from basic stripes (pictured) to mimicking those of a Purugly or Zebstrika. They are not good for children, however, as roughhousing with this Umbreon species will often end with a nasty bite.

Gibbous Umbreon (Spotted): Spotted umbreons are more of a contest breed, as they are often extroverted and love being in the spotlight. They can pull off a wide variety of beautiful moves. Their spots can vary, but are often large and un-blotted.

Full Moon Umbreon: These Umbreons are often seen being used by search teams during the night, as their large amount of illumination can light up a path with ease, and they are very easy to spot. They are often trained to be calm, but can also pack a punch when it comes to apprehending criminals.

New Moon Umbreon (Starry): Starry Umbreons are known for their dappled markings that emit a soft light. Starry umbreons are often good companions for those who fear the dark, as they make very good night lights, especially for young children. They are the most patient version of Umbreon, and are usually playful with those who they are close to.

Lunar Eclipse Umbreon: The most rare breed of umbreon, and by far the hardest to train. Lunar Eclipse Umbreons are known for their timidness, skittish nature, and hard-hitting attacks. Usually these Umbreon are not afraid to lash out if they feel threatened, and even the most experienced trainers struggle training one of these pokemon. However, once one of these Umbreons are befriended, they are loyal to the end and are even known to sacrifice themselves for their trainers. 


Taeyang’s ‘Rise’ album symbol is real.

In real life, it’s called a 'Ring of Fire Solar Eclipse’, which is a solar eclipse. It occurs when the moon’s orbit is at its farthest away from the Earth. Since the moon is so far away, it seems smaller than normal to the human eye. So to the human eye, it looks like there is a ring of sunlight glowing around the moon.

Stargazing events you can't miss in 2014:
  1. January 5th- Jupiter at opposition, best time to view.
  2. March 20th- Asteroid blocks out star.
  3. April 8th- Mars at opposition, best time to view.
  4. April 15th- Total lunar eclipse.
  5. April 28th-29th- Ring of fire eclipse.
  6. May 10th- Saturn at opposition, best time to view.
  7. May 24th- Meteor shower. Remnants of the comet P/209-LINEAR, could be impressive.
  8. June 7th- Conjunction of Mars and the Moon.
  9. August 18th- Conjunction of Jupiter and Venus.
  10. October 8th- Total lunar eclipse.
  11. October 23rd- Partial solar eclipse.

Southern annular eclipse

It’s eclipse season, and on April 29 around 06:00 UT the shadow of the new Moon will reach out and touch planet Earth, though only just. Still, if you’re standing on the continent of Antarctica within a few hundred kilometers of 79 degrees 38.7 minutes South latitude and 131 degrees 15.6 minutes East longitude you could see an annular solar eclipse with the Sun just above the horizon. Because the Moon will be approaching apogee, the most distant point in the elliptical lunar orbit, its apparent size will be too small to completely cover the solar disk. A rare, off-center eclipse, the annular phase will last at most 49 seconds. At its maximum it could look something like this “ring of fire” image from last May’s annular solar eclipse, captured by a webcast team operating near Coen, Australia. Otherwise, a partial eclipse with the Moon covering at least some part of the Sun will be seen across a much broader region in the southern hemipshere, including Australia in the afternoon.

Image credit & copyright: Cameron McCarty, Matthew Bartow, Michael Johnson -  MWV Observatory, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Columbus State University Eclipse Team

A partially eclipsed setting Sun

If you look closely, you will see something quite unusual about this setting Sun. There are birds flying to the Sun’s left, but that's not so unusual. A dark sea covers the Sun’s bottom, and dark clouds cover parts of the middle, but they are also not very unusual. More unusual is the occulted piece at the top right. And that’s no occulting cloud – that's the Moon. Yesterday the Moon moved in front of part of the Sun as visible from Australia, and although many locations reported annoying clouds, a partially eclipsed Sun would occasionally peek through as it set. The above image was captured yesterday on the western horizon of Adelaide, South Australia. The maximum eclipse was visible only from a small part of Antarctica where the entire Moon could be seen covering the entire center of the Sun in what is known as an annular eclipse, leaving only a ring of fire from the Sun peeking out around the edges. The next solar eclipse will be another partial eclipse, will occur on 2014 October 23, and will be visible from most of North America near sunset.

Image credit & copyright: Andrew Wall