California photographer Phil McGrew captured this image of the moon covering the sun's face from Pyramid Lake, Nevada. The solar eclipse occurred May 20, 2012, and was visible over much of the western U.S.
The setting sun is partially eclipsed by the moon on May 20 in this photograph taken 25 miles (40 km) southeast of Tulsa, Okla. The May 20 solar eclipse was visible from parts of Asia, the Pacific and the western United States.
Beauty of the eclipse revealed in this composite image of the annular solar eclipse, captured on May 20,2012, from Red Bluff, Calif.
The beginning stages of the May 20 solar eclipse, seen just before sunset in eastern Oklahoma.
The May 20 eclipse was visible in the western United States. This photo was taken southeast of Tulsa, Okla.
The eclipse took on a deep red tone as the sun set over Oklahoma.
The beginning of the eclipse projected onto the big screen at the University of Colorado's Folsom Stadium in Boulder, Colo. Thousands of skywatchers showed up at the stadium for a giant eclipse-viewing party.
The joint JAXA/NASA Hinode mission captured this images of an annular eclipse of the Sun on May 20, 2012. Eclipses are handy for scientists, who sometimes use the moon's edge as a target to focus and calibrate their equipment.
Skywatcher Charles Medendorp took this photo of the annular eclipse at the Very Large Array outside Socorro, New Mexico, on May 20, 2012.
Imelda Joson and Edwin Aguirre recorded the May 20th annular eclipse of the Sun in from Page, Ariz., using a solar-filtered Takahashi FC-60 telescope and a Canon EOS 20D digital SLR camera.
The eclipse was only visible for a few minutes before sunset in London, Ontario, Canada.
Photographer David Yu took this eclipse shot from San Francisco on May 20.
An odd camera artifact turns the eclipse over San Francisco into a triple crescent sun.
Photographer Elon Gane snapped this photo on May 20, during the annular solar eclipse, from El Dorado Springs, Mo. "We had pretty good visibility here, some clouds did block some of it at first, but as the eclipse progressed they were not a problem," Gane told LiveScience.
"Earlier, Clouds were threat[en]ing to block it! but they cleared out later :-)," photographer Elon Gane wrote on his Flickr site of this eerily beautiful photo take in El Dorado Springs, Mo.
A loosely-woven blanket held up at Folsom Stadium in Boulder, Colo. provides a pinhole effect. A close look at the shadows reveals hundreds of little crescent shapes, shadows cast by the eclipsing sun.