Back in May, Phillip Jones drove from his home in Frisco eight hours west to Bledsoe, Texas, a tiny town on the New Mexico border. Why? Because Johnson, an IT guy and amateur astrophotographer, wanted to capture the coming annular eclipse in all its glory.
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As you can see from the results, the trip was a success. Jones managed to snap a picture at the moment that the moon passed over the center of the sun, creating the ring of fire you see above. It's a rare event. It's been 18 years since the last such eclipse was visible in the U.S. and will be another decade before it happens again.