Sun spots are visible as the moon moves into full eclipse position. Unlike in a total solar eclipse, the moon in an annular eclipse appears too small to cover the sun completely, leaving a 'ring of fire' effect
"Earthrise" is the name given to NASA image the "first jaw-dropping picture of Earth from outer space." It was taken on this day in 1968 by astronaut William Anders during the Apollo 8 mission, the first manned voyage to orbit the Moon.
A total solar eclipse of a different type: this view was created when the Earth moved directly between the Sun and the Apollo 12 spacecraft on Nov. The photograph was taken with a motion picture camera.