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Stunning partial solar eclipse takes a bite out of the sun

The partial solar eclipse as seen from Gatakers Bay.
The partial solar eclipse as seen from Gatakers Bay. Robyne Cuerel

AS the sun dipped towards the horizon on Tuesday the moon drifted across its path, causing a stunning solar eclipse.

The effect made it seem like a bite was being taken out of the sun.

In what is known in astronomical circles as a "ring of fire" eclipse, the moon is almost at its farthest distance form the Earth and is too small to fully cover the sun, thus creating a burning ring effect rather than a total solar eclipse.

As Chronicle photographer Robyne Cuerel took pictures of the stunning sight at Gatakers Bay on Tuesday, she said the appearance of the sun was like a crescent moon.

The moon appeared to take a bite out of the sun as it set on Tuesday at Gatakers Bay.
The moon appeared to take a bite out of the sun as it set on Tuesday at Gatakers Bay. Robyne Cuerel

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