‘Ring of Fire’ Visible from Parts of the Globe this Morning Including the U.S.

A ‘Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse appeared in the sky this morning when the Moon partially blocked out the Sun. It was the first of two Solar Eclipses expected this year. According to NASA, a Solar Eclipse happens when the Moon crosses between the Sun and the Earth which blocks out a portion of the Sun’s rays. A ‘Ring of Fire’ is when the Moon crosses paths with the Sun and looks smaller, leaving room for bright light to glow around the edges.

This mornings ‘Ring of Fire’ was expected to be visible to some people in Greenland, Northern Russia and Canada as well as people in the United States while countries in the northern hemisphere including the UK and Ireland were able to see it partially. For those unable to see it, NASA and the Virtual Telescope Project were streaming it live.