Amazing photos of first solar eclipse of 2011

An amazing collection of images of the partial solar eclipse of Jan. 4, 2011 can be found at The Big Picture. The eclipse was seen in Earth’s eastern hemisphere.

The first eclipse of 2011 – a partial solar eclipse – was seen earlier this week in western Europe and northwestern Asia. The Big Picture has an amazing collection of photos from the eclipse that you should check out right now.

The first solar eclipse of 2011, from The Big Picture

This was the first of four partial solar eclipses which will occur in 2011, with the others taking place on June 1, July 1 and November 25.

When is the next total solar eclipse in the U.S.?

Here’s a video of a partial solar eclipse.

Deborah Byrd