Asia treated to rare solar eclipse

EARLY this morning, May 21, Asian stargazers were treated to a heavenly display – the first annular solar eclipse in 25 years.

The “ring of fire” takes place when the moon passes in front of the sun. It was visible in places like Hong Kong, Tokyo, Beijing and Seoul. posted a gallery of images showcasing the event. Here are some highlights.

Pic: Masashi Hara/Getty Images

Tokyo, Japan. Pic: AP Photo/Koji Sasahara


Asia Solar Eclipse

A business man watches an annular solar eclipse at a waterfront park in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Monday. Pic: AP.

Hong Kong. Pic: AP Photo/Vincent Yu