Stunning pictures of solar eclipses

As the US prepares for a total eclipse of the sun here is a look at previous eclipses around the world

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    Tourists watch the sun being blocked by the moon during a solar eclipse in the Australian outback town of Lyndhurst, December 4, 2002

    REUTERS/David Gray
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    Students try to view a partial solar eclipse through thick fog at 'Halde Hoheward' in Herten, Germany, March 20, 2015

    REUTERS/Ina Fassbender
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    The moon passes between the sun and the earth during an annular solar eclipse seen from Bandar Lampung, Indonesia, January 26, 2009

    REUTERS/Beawiharta
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    People look at a total solar eclipse on Svalbard, Norway, March 20, 2015

    REUTERS/Haakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB scanpix
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    A combination photograph shows the beginning to the end of a total solar eclipse as seen from Ternate Island, Indonesia, March 9, 2016

    REUTERS/Beawiharta
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    A man projects an image of the sun onto his hand during a partial solar eclipse seen outside Valletta, Malta, March 29, 2006

    REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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    The moon passes between the earth and the sun to cause an annular solar eclipse as seen from Segovia, Spain October 3, 2005

    REUTERS/Victor Fraile
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    Indian students use welders masks to view the annular solar eclipse over the southern Indian city of Chennai, October 3, 2005

    REUTERS/Babu
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    Two men watch an annular solar eclipse in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China, January 15, 2010

    REUTERS/Donald Chan
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    A view from a plane of the solar eclipse above the waters of the Norwegian Sea, March 20, 2015

    REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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    A total solar eclipse occurs over Svalbard, Norway, March 20, 2015

    REUTERS/Haakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB scanpix
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    People watch and take pictures of the solar eclipse on the beach on Ternate Island, Indonesia, March 9, 2016

    REUTERS/Beawiharta
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    A seagull is silhouetted against the sun at dawn during a partial solar eclipse on Guadalmar beach in Malaga January 4, 2011

    REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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    A man using a special filter observes a partial solar eclipse in Riga, Latvia, August 1, 2008

    REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
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    A partial solar eclipse is seen above a mosque in Oxford, England, March 20, 2015

    REUTERS/Eddie Keogh
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    The moon passes between the sun and the earth during a solar eclipse in Valparaiso City, Chile, July 11, 2010

    REUTERS/Eliseo Fernandez
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    A partial solar eclipse is seen over the city of Warsaw, Poland, January 4, 2011

    REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
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    A man and his camel walk past the sun as it is blocked by the moon during a solar eclipse in Gaotai, Gansu province, China, August 1, 2008

    REUTERS/Aly Song
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