Yesterday in the late afternoon a partial eclipse of the sun occurred all across North America. It was a perfectly clear day and easy to see. I took these pictures at Springbrook Nature Center at about 6 PM as the sun was setting.
With this eclipse and the total eclipse of the moon earlier this month, it has been a rare sky focused time.
In this picture the sun was dissappearing into the trees of Springbrook as it set, with the partial eclipse still obvious.
The moon moving between the earth and the sun causes this eclipse, but the moon can not be seen, since the sun is lighting its other side.