Clouds, Plane, Sun, Eclipse

How can part of the Sun just disappear? When that part is really hiding
behind the Moon. Last Friday, the first partial solar eclipse of 2005 and
the last total eclipse of the Sun until March 2006 was visible. During a
solar eclipse, the Sun, Moon and Earth are aligned. The total solar eclipse
was primarily visible from the Southern Pacific Ocean, while a partial solar
eclipse was discoverable across South America and lower North America. The
above image composite was taken with a handheld digital camera last Friday.
After a day of rain in Mt. Holly, North Carolina, USA, a partially eclipsed
Sun momentarily peaked through a cloudy sky. After taking a sequence of images,
the best eclipse shot was digitally combined with a less good eclipse shot that
featured a passing airplane.