Sun to turn into ‘ring of fire’ on May 20, 2012 solar eclipse

May 16, 2012SPACEOn Sunday, May 20th, the Moon will pass in front of the sun, transforming sunbeams across the Pacific side of Earth into fat crescents and thin rings of light. It’s an annular solar eclipse, in which the Moon will cover as much as 94% of the sun. Hundreds of millions of people will be able to witness the event. The eclipse zone stretches from southeast Asia across the Pacific Ocean to western parts of North America: In the United States, the eclipse begins around 5:30 pm PDT. For the next two hours, a Moon-shaped portion of the sun will go into hiding. Greatest coverage occurs around 6:30 pm PDT. Because some of the sun is always exposed during the eclipse, ambient daylight won’t seem much different than usual. Instead, the event will reveal itself in the shadows. Look on the ground beneath leafy trees for crescent-shaped sunbeams and rings of light. Near the center-line of the eclipse, observers will experience something special: the “ring of fire.” As the Moon crosses the sun dead-center, a circular strip or annulus of sunlight will completely surround the dark lunar disk. Visually, the sun has a big black hole in the middle. The “path of annularity” where this occurs is only about 200 miles wide, but it stretches almost halfway around the world passing many population centers en route: Tokyo, Japan; Medford, Oregon; Chico, California; Reno, Nevada; Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Lubbock, Texas. In those locations the ring of fire phenomenon will be visible for as much as 4 and half minutes. –Physics
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15 Responses to Sun to turn into ‘ring of fire’ on May 20, 2012 solar eclipse

  1. Mary says:

    Post a picture please. Won’t be visable in the South.


  2. Suanne says:

    “And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;” Revelation 6:12


    • wiliam says:

      That would be an interesting and relate-able passage if the annular eclipse didn’t happen ever 2 to 8 years, the last one was in 2005, 2003, 1999 and so on. The passage, as related to this eclipse, is mute.


  3. Patty says:

    I guess the cabalists/”Bilderbergers” planned the NATO summit and G-8 meeting to coincide with this harbinger of space signs. Nice spring day, black sun…..


  4. Eduardo says:

    There has been Crop Circles from an unknown origin with Mayan symbols of this eclipse on the 20th, and the rare transit of Venus on June 5
    Chech out the link below for more info. I find it very interesting


  5. Did someone remember de big red X on google-earth? Watch this Youtube vid and open your eyes please!!

    We have 5 more day’s and than we will see. 😦
    Be safe all 🙂


  6. Preppin Pawpaw says:

    Have you seen this story? seems odd to me, I was in the photography field for years and no clue why they would need such a device… good thing we (the US) keeps good tabs on our Nuclear Reactors….. lol


  7. SLK says:

    Please forgive my ignorance on this subject, but has the talk of pole shifts died down, or is it just me? I was under the impression that a major pole shift was coming May 18- 20 of this year. One of which has not occurred in about 4-500 years…Anyone else have any further info on this?


  8. TexasRedNeck says:

    I look forward to seeing this event, I hope I can get some pictures of it, life is never dull is it ?


  9. Irene C says:

    I witnessed a complete solar eclipse once, about 20 years ago. It’s an eerie feeling to see everything in the decreased light. I had a camcorder at the time and was able to get a video of it. It was also amazing. I wish I could see this one.



  10. rita says:

    I find the ring of fire symbolism to be highly symbolic!


  11. Colleen says:

    One more thing, I went back to sleep and dreamed of another earthquake. How strange. Two dreams of an earthquake in one morning.


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