Iowans on Sunday caught a glimpse of the state’s first annular eclipse in 18 years.
Check out the attached gallery for a series of photos taken from the west steps of the Old Capital, downtown Iowa City.
An annular solar eclipse, often referred to as a “ring of fire” eclipse, occurs when the moon blocks all but a thin halo of sunlight around its border. Unfortunately Iowan’s were unable to experience the full effect of the eclipse, as the sun set into the horizon before it was fully obscured.
Photos by Atsushi Ueda, Department of Biology, The University of Iowa.