Description The annular solar eclipse of January 4, 1992 reached its maximum phase just as the sun was setting over the Pacific Ocean. This view is from Bird Rock, La Jolla, California which was located on the eclipse's center line. Annular eclipses are also called the Ring Of Fire because the moon is too far away to completely cover the sun, leaving a bright ring showing. The sun set into a low fog bank which slightly shortened the eclipse right before the moon would have been perfectly centered over the sun.
Frank Zullo, Phoenix, AZ Member Since May 2011 Artist Statement I have been a professional photographer for about 40 years. Whether as a documentary film cameraman, a television news cameraman or a trudging-through-the-wilds, staying-up-all-night nature photographer, I always seem to be looking through a viewfinder exploring and trying to capture one of life's many interesting aspects.
I am a true lover of the desert with its hard-edged landscapes and wide open skies. Most recently I have been focusing my explorations on Native American rock art and archaeoastronomy.