Equipment and other photo info:
Canon 400D + Canon 70-200 f/4L @ 200mm f/5,6
Processing software: Photoshop CS3
A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth so that the Sun is wholly or partially obscured. This can only happen during a new moon, when the Sun and Moon are in conjunction as seen from the Earth. At least two and up to five solar eclipses occur each year on Earth, with between zero and two of them being total eclipses. Total solar eclipses are nevertheless rare at any location because during each eclipse totality exists only along a narrow corridor in the relatively tiny area of the Moon’s umbra.
More information about this object at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse