The morning sky went a little dark across a section of south-central Africa as the moon passed directly between the Earth and the sun. The result? An annular eclipse, otherwise known as a ring of fire eclipse.

The eclipse started around 7:30 a.m. local time in Gabon. From there, the eclipse moved across a 60-mile stretch of land through the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania and Mozambique. Tanzania saw the peak of the eclipse around noon local time. If you were anywhere in Africa, you likely saw at least a partial version of the eclipse.

If you were in North America, however, you didn't get to see any of it unless you were awake at around 2:30 a.m. Eastern time and watching the eclipse online. If you missed that, then rest easy. On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will be visible from just south of Portland, Oregon, and will continue to travel across a diagonal line all the way to Charleston, South Carolina. Like with those Africans countries not in the direct path of this morning's eclipse, a partial eclipse will be visible to many Americans.

Ring of fire eclipse blots out the sun
The eclipse traced a 60-mile wide path across central Africa.