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Monday’s rare annular eclipse wowed millions nationwide as they looked up in the morning sky to witness the astronomical event.

Events were held at schools, along waterfronts, at zoos, parks and rooftops to witness the point when the moon passed in front of the sun, leaving a perfect fiery ring, or annulus. The media were well-positioned to capture the event as it made its way across Japan, as well as the festivities it generated.

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