Solar eclipse: This is how the "ring of fire" event was experienced
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How many of you have seen an eclipse? On June 10, 2021, citizens of the northern hemisphere of the Earth had the opportunity to observe and experience an annular or partial solar eclipse, similar to a “ ring of fire ”.
Solar eclipses occur when the Moon is located between the Sun and the Earth, casting a shadow on our planet and partially or totally blocking the sunlight in some parts of the world.
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Several users on social networks shared images of the phenomenon and this is how it looked:
Spectacular images of today's solar eclipse, partially captured by Joseph Golebieski from Lavallette, NJ, USA pic.twitter.com/bGtluDTLvi- Luis Vargas (@Meteovargas) June 10, 2021
This is how a solar eclipse was experienced in Argentina. Amazing: pic.twitter.com/RtKryGcaGs- Historical Images (@HistorieEnFotos) June 9, 2021
Why is it called ring of fire?
According to NASA, during an event like this, the Moon is far enough away from Earth that the satellite appears smaller than the Sun in the sky.
“Since the Moon does not block the entire view of the Sun, it will look like a dark disk on top of a larger, brighter disk. This creates what appears to be a ring of fire around the moon, ” explains the space agency .
The "ring of fire" was observed in parts of Canada, Greenland, and northern Russia. Although other countries could not experience it in the same way, what they saw was a partial solar eclipse, that is, when the Sun appears to have a dark shadow on only one part of its surface.
So it has been today the solar eclipse over Delaware, and over the United States Capitol.- Roberto Rol (@ROLscience) June 10, 2021
Source: NASA / Bill Ingalls / Aubrey Gemignani pic.twitter.com/CouUHnaHdR
Let's not forget that technology is wonderful and allows us to relive or experience the eclipse through the screens. In this sense, we leave you the NASA video so that you can observe it with your own eyes.