It was a typical Texas sunset except that most of the Sun was missing.
The location of the missing piece of the Sun was not a mystery -- it was
behind the Moon.
partial eclipse of the Sun by the Moon turned into one of the best photographed astronomical events in history.
Gallery after online
Pictured above is possibly one of the
more interesting posted images -- a partially eclipsed Sun setting in a reddened sky behind brush and a windmill.
The image was taken Sunday night from about 20 miles west of Sundown,
Texas, USA, just after the
ring of fire effect was broken by the
Moon moving away
from the center of the Sun.
Coming early next month is an
that holds promise to be even more photographed -- the last partial eclipse of the
Sun by Venus until the year