Impatient sky watchers around the world were giftedThursday morning – and they did not miss the opportunity to document it. Millions of people around the world marveled at the sight that appeared as a glowing “ring of fire” in the night sky.
Astrophotographers pulled all the stops to capture stunning images of the celestial phenomenon, which was fully visible in parts of Canada, Greenland, the Arctic Ocean and Siberia and partially visible to much of the rest of Northeast North America, Greenland, Northern Europe. and North Asia.
A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly between the Earth and the sun, completely blocking sunlight. During an annular solar eclipse, the moon does not completely cover the sun as it passes, leaving a visible portion of sunlight.
Because the moon appears smaller in these circumstances, it cannot completely block the sun, forming a so-called “ring of fire”
It was just one of two solar eclipses this year. A total solar eclipse will be visible on December 4.
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