The moon is "new" today. Early this morning, it slipped between the Earth and the sun and produced a solar eclipse visible from Kenya, across the Indian Ocean to Sri Lanka, Burma and China. But because the moon was unusually far from Earth, it could not completely darken the sun's disk, leaving a fiery ring of light called an " annular" eclipse. The eclipse was partial from Central Europe, South Africa, Central and South Asia. The U.S. Southwest will see an annular eclipse in May 2012.