GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The annular eclipse by the moon of the sun, leaving only the famous ring of fire showing around the edges of the moon, was visible in parts of Japan and the US, including California and New Mexico, but bad weather blocked the view of it in some areas, including Vancouver, Canada. NPR reports that it was the first time in 25 years that an annular eclipse has been visible in Japan. Nasa’s web site in the US nearly crashed, according to the Los Angeles times, because of the high number of visits.
Moon eclipses sun, creating eerie world, nearly crashing Nasa site
May 21, 2012 by