Sky watchers around the world received a spectacularThursday morning – and they didn’t pass up the opportunity to document it. Millions of people around the world marveled at the sight, which appeared as a glowing “ring of fire” in the night sky.
Astrophotographers went out of their way 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 for much of the rest of the north. – eastern North America, Greenland, northern Europe and northern 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 some sunlight visible.
Because the moon looks smaller under these circumstances, it cannot completely block the sun, forming what is called a “ring of fire” or “ring of light”.
It was just one of two solar eclipses this year. A total solar eclipse will be visible on December 4.