NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 2016 August 31 Annular Solar Eclipse over New Mexico What is this person doing? In 2012 an annular eclipse of the Sun was visible over a narrow path that crossed the northern Pacific Ocean and several western US.
Justin Ng led a group of eight first-time eclipse photographers when he captured the images for this eclipse collage early on March 9 in Palu, Indonesia. He took the photos with a Canon at with a DIY solar filter.
It is by pure coincidence that we exist on a planet and in a time when our star, the Sun, is covered exactly during total eclipse. No other known planet has total eclipse and at some point in the future they won't occur on Earth either.