The greatest spectacle on Earth is in the sky above it in the form of the first solar eclipse of the year – and the “Ring of Fire” is quite impressive to see.
The solar eclipse – when the moon passes directly between the sun and Earth to create a so-called “ring of fire” effect – began early Thursday morning. The best views are in Canada, from the northern Great Lakes in northeastern Canada, to the Arctic Ocean.
It then crossed the North Pole before ending in northeast Siberia.
NASA said other countries in the northern hemisphere – such as the UK and Ireland – were also able to see a partial eclipse, but only saw a nail-shaped shadow.
Parts of the United States including Southeast, Northeast, Midwest, and Northern Alaska have also been sighted.
Most Americans did not see the “Ring of Fire” effect but rather saw the sun look like a crescent. The eclipse began at 4:12 a.m. ET in the US and ended at 9:11 a.m. ET.
If you missed this eclipse, don’t worry. There will be another on November 19 – a partial lunar eclipse visible in North America and Hawaii.
There is also a total solar eclipse scheduled for December 4, but this will not be visible in North America.
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