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Panoramic image: Annular solar eclipse from Lassen Volcanic National Park in California

By John Brecher

We've published a number of photos from today's annular eclipse that happened in Asia and the western US, many of which show telephoto views of the moon's disk obscuring part of the sun. Take a step back with this panorama created by msnbc.com's John Brecher, stitched together from several images, to see some of the other sights that surround you during a solar eclipse: note the ring-shaped shadows on the white van made by light filtering through the trees, the reduced-contrast quality of the sunlight that's been shaped by the moon's edges, and the reactions of people as they use various optics to observe the phenomenon.

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Read all about today's eclipse in this piece by Alan Boyle in Cosmic Log.

You can see more images from this and earlier eclipses in PhotoBlog, and more panoramic images from other news stories

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