Millions gaze skyward for rare eclipse

Associated Press
An annular solar eclipse is seen in the sky over Yokohama near Tokyo Monday, May 21, 2012.  The annular solar eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent Monday morning. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

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Millions of people turned their eyes to the sky on both sides of the Pacific to gaze excitedly as a partial eclipse occluded the sun at dawn in Asia and at dusk in the western United States. May 20 (21), 2012.

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