On May 21, 2012, an annular solar eclipse took place over southeast China and passed over Japan. When the eclipse crosses the International Date Line, the local date became May 20. The eclipse then enters the California/Oregon border, passes in the late afternoon over Nevada, Utah, Arizona, a corner of Colorado, New Mexico, and ended at sunset in Texas.
An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon’s apparent disk is just smaller than the Sun’s disk and the Sun appears as a brilliant ring
Lots of events going on in an Astrological sense - New Moon, Transit of Venus;-)