Today is the first solar eclipse of 2021 and it is visible in many countries around the world.
The partial eclipse will be visible as a ‘ring of fire’ in some places, while in others it takes up just a small portion.
The Ring of Fire occurs during an annular or partial solar eclipse.
A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Moon.
During an annular eclipse, the Moon is far away from the Earth so the Moon appears smaller in the sky.
As small as it appears, it is not completely blocked, so when it passes in front of it it leaves a circular, orange-red ring-like border for the human eye.
That effect is called the “Annulus” or Ring of Fire around the Moon.
People in northern Greenland, nearby Baffin Bay, Canada, eastern Hudson Bay and northeastern Russia are on their way to the ‘Ring of Fire’ today.
People in the UK and US may see slightly less spectacular dimming depending on the weather conditions in their area.
Viewers in the UK and US began experiencing the eclipse this morning, although it began before sunrise in several US states.
In the UK it started after 10 a.m., but the peak was at 11.13 a.m. – when the Moon was about a third of .
The partial eclipse ended in the UK at 12.22 pm.
time and date Livestreamed the event from around the world.
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