Ring of Fire over the Little Sandy Desert

Category: Outdoor Scenes


Photo and caption by Darren Hamley

A few minutes before dawn, one would usually expect the Eastern sky to be glowing in anticipation of the sun sneaking up over the horizon. On the May 10th 2013, the sky was strangely dull because 99% of the sun's disc was covered by the moon. As the sun rose, the moon was precisely located in the centre of the photosphere, resulting in a perfect ring of fire for a few brief minutes.

Location: Western Edge of the Little Sandy Desert Western Australia


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