For Astronomy Table lunch at Kitt’s Soup & Bread, I quickly created the graphic below to illustrate various radii of a mass $M$ Schwarzschild black hole, a good approximation to this rotating Kerr black hole. The event horizon with reduced circumference $R_s = 2 G M / c^2$ is the point of no return, the causal disconnection from which even light can’t escape. The innermost stable circular orbit at $3R_s$ marks the inner edge of the accretion disk. Massless particles like photons can orbit even closer, at the $1.5R_s$ photon sphere, where you can see your back by looking straight ahead! The ring of light (mainly 1.3 mm synchrotron radiation) in the EHT photo comes from photons with impact parameter $\sim 2.6R_s$ that just graze the photon sphere and can orbit multiple times before spiraling in or out.