Sasha Pivovarova for Chloé Fall/Winter 2014 Advertising Campaign, ph. by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin.
A ‘Ring of Fire’ solar eclipse is a rare phenomenon that occurs when the moon’s orbit is at its apogee: the part of its orbit farthest away from the Earth. Because the moon is so far away, it seems smaller than normal to the human eye. The result is that the moon doesn’t entirely block out our view of the sun, but leaves an “annulus,” or ring of sunlight glowing around it. Hence the term “annular” eclipse rather than a “total” eclipse.
|—||Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake (via knoos)|