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PHOTOS: Last night’s annular eclipse as seen around the world

The sun, moon and earth came into specific points of their orbit last night which made it look like there was a ring of fire around the moon.

ANYONE WHO HAD their eyes on the skies last night would have seen a spectacular – and rare – annular solar eclipse over parts of Asia and North America.

The annular eclipse happened when the sun, moon and earth came into specific points of their orbit and made it appear as though there was a ring of fire around the moon.

The eclipse itself lasted for around 3 hours, with the ring of fire lasting for just under five minutes.

The last annular eclipse was seen over the US in 1994 and the next one is not due to happen until 2023.

PHOTOS: Last night’s annular eclipse as seen around the world
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  • Ring of Fire Eclipse

    Source: AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
  • Ring of Fire Eclipse

    Source: AP Photo/Ng Han Guan
  • Ring of Fire Eclipse

    Source: AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi
  • Ring of Fire Eclipse

    Source: AP Photo/Kin Cheung
  • Ring of Fire Eclipse

    Source: AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama
  • Ring of Fire Eclipse

    Source: AP Photo/Ng Han Guan
  • Ring of Fire Eclipse

    Source: AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi
  • Ring of Fire Eclipse

    Source: AP Photo/Bullit Marquez
  • Ring of Fire Eclipse

    Source: AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye
  • Ring of Fire Eclipse

    Source: AP Photo/Bullit Marquez
  • Ring Of Fire Eclipse

    Source: AP Photo/Ross D Franklin
  • Ring of Fire Eclipse

    Source: AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama
  • Ring of Fire Eclipse

    Source: AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi
  • Ring of Fire Eclipse

    Source: ChinaFotoPress
  • Ring of Fire Eclipse

    Source: ChinaFotaPress
  • Ring of Fire Eclipse

    Source: ChinaFotoPress

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