Lucky residents in the northeastern part of the United States and elsewhere in Europe and Asia got a special treat in the morning as a “ring of fire” solar eclipse appeared in the sky.
The celestial light show began in the Canadian province of Ontario and moved to Greenland, the North Pole and finally Siberia, according to the Associated Press. This type of eclipse occurs when a new moon is at the farthest point from Earth and blocks out the sun — at least partially.
Parts of the world saw the “ring of fire” while those in North America saw a partial eclipse. It’s the first eclipse of its kind to fall on the U.S. since the total solar eclipse went through the United States in 2017. The next event in the nation is expected in 2024.
Here are images of the solar eclipse from around the world.
An annular solar eclipse rises over the skyline of Toronto on Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
NEW YORK CITY
The sun is partially eclipsed as it rises over lower Manhattan in New York, Thursday, June 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A statue of Our Lady, Star Of The Sea on Bull Wall in Dublin, is silhouetted against the sky during a partial solar eclipse, Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Brian Lawless/PA via AP)
LEWES, DELAWARE – JUNE 10: In this handout image provided by NASA, a partial solar eclipse is seen as the sun rises behind the Delaware Breakwater Lighthouse on June 10, 2021 in Lewes, Delaware. (Photo by Aubrey Gemignani/NASA via Getty Images)
An annular eclipse was seen at sunrise over Plymouth Harbor Thursday, June 10, 2021 in Plymouth, Mass. (John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via AP)
The sun is partially eclipsed as it sets over the horizon in Beijing on Thursday, June 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
A partial solar eclipse rises over the Baltimore skyline, Thursday, June 10, 2021, seen from Arbutus, Md. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment