Most of Earth's inhabitants won't be able to directly watch the moon pass in front of the sun on Thursday -- leaving only a golden ring around its edges -- but anyone can catch the action online.
CNET cameraman Jared Kohler captures portions of the ring-of-fire phenomenon, the first annular eclipse in almost two decades, from outside his Moss Beach home in Northern California. The camera used to capture this footage is a Panasonic HDX900 professional broadcast camera shooting at 720 60p. The lens is a HD Fujinon TV zoom lens with 2x extender and the neutral density filter-wheel was set to ND 1/64. The iris controls were set to manual as the changes in cloud cover facilitated rapid f-stop adjustments.
First annular eclipse in 18 years thrills millions in western U.S. and Southeast Asia and millions more who could only watch on social networks.
Take photos of the spectacular ring of fire this Sunday without harming your camera (or your vision).
For the first time in 18 years, millions of people can watch the moon pass in front of the sun, exposing a brilliant scorching halo for up to 4.5 minutes in an annular solar eclipse.