Skywatchers will want to watch for a solar eclipse happening on Thursday morning, June 10th. This will be the first solar eclipse of the year and the moon will almost completely block the sun, leaving only a little of the sun outside the moon’s shadow. The only part of the sun that is visible from behind the moon is a ring that gives the eclipse the name of the ring of fire.
Unfortunately, only a few places will be able to see the total eclipse. The areas include parts of Canada, Greenland and northern Russia. Most of the world will see only a partial solar eclipse, which will be more visible in the northern hemisphere. Skywatchers in parts of the eastern United States, northern Alaska, most of Canada, parts of the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and North Africa will see a partial solar eclipse.
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon moves between the Earth and the sun, blocking some or perhaps all of the light produced by the sun. During the annual eclipse, the moon is far enough from the earth that it is too small to block all the sun, leaving a ring of light in the sky.
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The partial solar eclipse observed in other areas will block only part of the sun. It will look as if the moon has bitten off the sun. Anyone planning to watch an eclipse should remember that you cannot look directly at the sun.