This image from the Solar & Heliospheric Observatory shows a composite image of the sun during an eclipse on Dec. 4, 2002. The image combines a view of the sun from SOHO (innermost) with a ground-based image (outermost).
Caption byLeslie Gornstein
/ Photo by SOHO/ESA/NASA/Williams College Eclipse Expedition/ Getty Images
This combination of photos shows the moon crossing in front of the sun, as seen from the Sydney Observatory on May 10, 2013.
For the first time in 932 years, a swathe of Japan was able to see an annular solar eclipse in May of 2012. An annular eclipse happens when the sun and moon are in line, but the apparent size of the moon is smaller than that of the sun.