A ‘Ring of Fire’ solar eclipse is a rare phenomenon that occurs when the moon’s orbit is at its apogee: the part of its orbit farthest away from the Earth. Because the moon is so far away, it seems smaller than normal to the human eye. The result is that the moon doesn’t entirely block out our view of the sun, but leaves an “annulus,” or ring of sunlight glowing around it. Hence the term “annular” eclipse rather than a “total” eclipse.
You see? There are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity. Indeed, that’s what we provide in our own modest, humble, insignificant… Oh, fuck it.
Bill Murray in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004, dir. Wes Anderson)
My Tor piece is out today! You can read Friends ‘Til the End by Bethany Neal HERE. This is the first time I’ve done a 100% digital illustration, I couldn’t get that slightly-transparent ghostliness with my usual methods but it’s always exciting when I’m able to try something new for a job. Thanks so much to AD Irene Gallo!