A Massai warrior uses dark glasses to gaze up at the sun during the annular solar eclipse as seen from Lolgorian in south western Kenya on January 15, 2010.  A solar eclipse that reduced the sun to a blazing ring surrounding a sombre disk plunged parts of Africa and Asia into an eerie semi-darkness. The spectacle, visible in a roughly 300-kilometre (185-mile) band running 12,900 kms (8,062 miles) across the globe, set a record for the longest annular eclipse at one point that will remain unbeaten for more than a thousand years. An annular eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly in front of the Sun but does not completely obscure it, thus leaving a ring -- an annulus -- of sunlight flaring around the lunar disk.   AFP PHOTO/Yasuyoshi CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)