The annular solar eclipse seen from Tokyo
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Millions see Pacific annular eclipse

21 May 2012 Last updated at 06:48 BST

An annular eclipse has been viewed across a swathe of the Earth stretching across the Pacific from Asia to the western US.

The eclipse occurs when the Moon is at its farthest from the Earth and does not block out the Sun completely.

Millions of people witnessed the resulting "ring of fire" phenomenon.

Naga Munchetty reports.