This partial solar eclipse took place Oct. 23, 2014. A partial solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between Earth and the sun and when the center of the moon's shadow misses the Earth.
Coincidentally, the giant sunspot region known as AR 12192 (seen as the irregular darker region near the center of the sun) was the largest seen in 24 years.

Technical Information       
Date:                       Oct. 23, 2014
Location:                 Green Valley, Arizona
Camera:                  Nikon D300 on a tripod
Filters:                     Orion Solar Filter
Exposure:                1/125th second at f/13; ISO 200; 300mm focal length

Partial Solar Eclipse