What's happened to the Sun? The Moon moved to partly block the Sun for a few minutes in January 2010 as a partial solar eclipse became momentarily visible across part of planet Earth. In this single exposure image, meticulous planning enabled careful photographers to capture the partially eclipsed Sun well posed just above the ancient ruins of the Temple of Poseidon in Sounio, Greece. Unexpectedly, clouds covered the top of the Sun, while a flying bird was caught in flight just to the right of the eclipse. At its fullest extent from some locations, the Moon was seen to cover the entire middle of the Sun, leaving the surrounding ring of fire of an annular solar eclipse.
Image Credit & Copyright: Chris Kotsiopoulos & Anthony Ayiomamitis
Explanation from: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap100118.html