Many Americans will have a chance to see another celestial event Thursday during the “Ring of Fire” annular solar eclipse.

According to NASA, an eclipse “occurs when a heavenly body such as the Moon or a planet passes into the shadow of another heavenly body.”

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A type of solar eclipse is where the Moon comes between the Sun and the Earth. It blocks sunlight, casting a shadow on the planet.

There are three types of solar eclipses: total, where the Moon completely blocks the Sun; partial, where a small black shadow appears on the surface of the Sun; and annular, where the Moon blocks the Sun but the Sun’s outer edge is still visible.

The “Ring of Fire” is an annular solar eclipse. NASA says this happens because the Moon is too far from Earth and cannot completely block the view of the Sun, creating what appears to be a fiery ring around the Moon. “Ring” comes from the Latin word for “ring”.

Where to watch the ‘Ring of Fire’ solar eclipse

The “Ring of Fire” solar eclipse can only be seen by people living in some remote places. However, it will be partially visible from the United States, northern Canada, Europe, northern Asia, Russia and Greenland. by time and dateA site providing time, weather and astronomy information.

In the United States, scientists said the eclipse will be partially visible in the upper Midwest and East Coast, with the exception of Florida.

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When to watch the ‘Ring of Fire’ solar eclipse

More specifically, Americans will be able to see the eclipse at sunrise on Thursday, June 10, according to the time and date.

Mike Kentrianakis, who was eclipse project manager for the American Astronomical Society during the big eclipse in 2017, told the New York Times that the Sun will be about two-thirds obscured when it rises at 5:25 a.m. Eastern Time.

“It will reach a maximum opacity of about 73 percent at 5:32 a.m. from New York City,” he wrote in an email, according to the Times.

How to Watch the ‘Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse

The American Astronomical Society cautions people about eye protection, such as eclipse glasses, while trying to watch the eclipse. Referring to never looking at the sun without proper equipment, saying that it is never safe to look directly into the sun’s rays.

If you can’t watch the eclipse due to geography, cloudy conditions or quarantine restrictions, several online streams have you covered.

The Virtual Telescope Project, which is located near Rome, will host a livestream with international participation from observers in Canada. The event begins at 4 a.m. EDT through Virtual Telescope Project website.

A solar eclipse is visible on December 26, 2019 from District Simeulu, Aceh, Indonesia. The so-called Ring of Fire is seen from 25 districts and cities and has its peak between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. local time. (Photo by Khalis Suri / Anadolu Agency

In addition, the time and date will be livestreaming the eclipse on Youtube Starting at 5 a.m. EDT.

NASA will also stream a live webcast NASA TV showing visuals of a partial solar eclipse. According to, this livestream will begin at 5 a.m. EDT, but will be dark until sunrise at 5:47 a.m. EDT.

In the United Kingdom, the Royal Museum is hosting a live stream from Greenwich Royal Observatory. The livestream will begin at 5:05 a.m. EDT on both Facebook and youtube.

“Broadcasting from the Royal Observatory Greenwich, we are aiming to bring you the best possible view of a partial solar eclipse in the UK,” the observatory team said on its website. “You’ll see the same view as our astronomers, with a live telescope feed of the Sun from our state-of-the-art Annie Maunder Astrographic Telescope.”

The last total solar eclipse visible in the US occurred in August 2017. An estimated 20 million people saw that the Moon completely covered the Sun.

The next solar eclipse will take place on December 4. according to nasa.

Chris Williams contributed to this story. This story was reported from Los Angeles.