Annular Eclipse of the Sun animated for February 7, 2008
Our Sun was eclipsed on February 7, 2008 at the remotest part of our Earth - Antarctica. It is an annular eclipse meaning the moon will be smaller than the sun at that time; thus, it will have a ring of sunlight shining around the moon. This eclipse will be of some interest to the people of Australia and New Zealand for the sun will be partially eclipsed. On this map, you will find three cities showing the partial phase animated: Sydney, Auckland and Invercargill.
The beginning and end of the annular eclipse is interesting because of the close proximity of the Earth's night side. If you look at the Sun marked "Beginning of Annular Eclipse," you will see the Sun and Moon fading out soon after the annular eclipse. This is the Sun and Moon setting. Near the end of that animation, you can see the Sun reappear because it is rising - neat!