<p>An airplane is silhouetted against the first solar eclipse of the decade, seen over <a id="rycc" title="Bangkok, Thailand" href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/city-guides/bangkok-thailand/">Bangkok, Thailand</a>, in January. The annular eclipse blotted out 57 to 80 percent of the sun over Thailand, depending on the province, Sakshin Bunthawin of Songkla University told the <em>Phuket Gazette.</em></p><p style="margin: 0.1pt 0pt;">This shot, chosen as one of our editors' picks for the year's best space pictures, was originally published in the gallery <a id="fjkh" title="&quot;Eclipse Photos: &amp;squot;Ring of Fire&amp;squot; Shines Over Africa, Asia.&quot;" href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/01/photogalleries/100115-eclipse-ring-fire-annular-pictures/?now=2010-01-15-00:01#/airplane-solar-eclipse-annular-ring_11934_600x450.jpg">"Eclipse Photos: 'Ring of Fire' Shines Over Africa, Asia."</a></p>

Annular Eclipse Over Bangkok

An airplane is silhouetted against the first solar eclipse of the decade, seen over Bangkok, Thailand, in January. The annular eclipse blotted out 57 to 80 percent of the sun over Thailand, depending on the province, Sakshin Bunthawin of Songkla University told the Phuket Gazette.

This shot, chosen as one of our editors' picks for the year's best space pictures, was originally published in the gallery "Eclipse Photos: 'Ring of Fire' Shines Over Africa, Asia."

Photograph by Chaiwat Subprasom, Reuters

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