May 21, 2012 — People across the country gathered to watch the first solar eclipse in a decade on Sunday. We've compiled some of our favourite photos, as submitted by you.
It was the first solar eclipse to shine on North America in a decade -- and hundreds of Weather Network viewers documented the phenomenon.
Described by astronomer Andrew Yee as a "spectacular astronomical event," an annular solar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Moon and the Earth align.
On Sunday, the Moon was a bit too small to cover the Sun when it moved in front of it -- resulting in a 'ring of fire'.
"The sky was clear in southern Ontario during the time of the solar eclipse, which occurred at about 8:30 p.m. local time," says Gina Ressler, a meteorologist at The Weather Network.
"Southern Manitoba and southern Saskatchewan also had clear conditions. But parts of BC and Alberta weren't as lucky. A stormy system resulted in overcast skies last night."
Only a partial eclipse was visible from much of Canada -- but Weather Network viewers sent in photographs from as far away as Utah, where skywatchers were able to get a much better view.
Visit the Photos & Videos section of the website to see more pictures of the eclipse.