The “ring of fire” seen in the sky in parts of the world on Thursday
On Thursday, the top of the world ushered in a special sunrise-the “ring of fire” solar eclipse.
Also known as a circular eclipseIt started in Ontario, then swept across Greenland, the North Pole, and finally across Siberia, because the moon passed directly in front of the sun.
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Dramatic images of the solar eclipse were captured in these areas on Thursday, including Toronto and Tobermory, Ontario, as shown above.
It also attracted attention in Ottawa.
(Sean Kilpatrick/Canada Press)
An annular solar eclipse occurs when the crescent moon orbits its furthest point from the earth. It appears smaller and therefore does not completely obscure the sun when it is at its dead point.
Partial solar eclipses appeared in the upper half of North America, Europe, and Asia, at least in clear skies.
In these places, the moon seems to bite the sun-in Washington, for example, as shown in the picture below.
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But it was also a high-profile event on the other side of the Atlantic, including in Dublin. This photo was taken above the statue of Our Lady of the Starfish on the Bull Wall.
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The same is true for London, which is closer to the European continent.
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This is the first solar eclipse visible in North America since August 2017. When a dramatic total solar eclipse crisscrosses the United States. The next one will be launched in 2024.
A total lunar eclipse lights up the sky Two weeks ago.
Nonetheless, those who are preparing for Thursday’s annular solar eclipse—like the one in Trafalgar Square, London, pictured below—seem to enjoy the moment.
(Frank Augstein/Associated Press)