A photograph of the annular solar eclipse taken in Tibet has been awarded the top prize at the prestigious Royal Observatory Greenwich Astronomy Photographer of the Year awards. Chinese photographer Shuchang Dong came away with the award in the 13th iteration of the contest, which celebrates the artistry of astrophotography. “Powerful, dramatic, and profound in its simplicity,” said competition judge Jon Culshaw. “This image constantly draws the eye back to it, away from all others.
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The “Ring of Fire” annular eclipse happened over the weekend, but unless you happened to be in a remote part of northern Canada or Greenland, you missed out on the full experience. But the good news is that even a partial solar eclipse is quite spectacular. If you aren't convinced by that, let NASA photographers Bill Ingalls and Aubrey Gemignani change your mind.
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