Friday, July 3

See the moon’s shadow on Earth from the ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse in amazing space views

A “ring of fire” or annular eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and Earth. But, unlike during a total solar eclipse, the moon isn’t close enough to Earth to block out all of the sun’s visible disk.

Instead, a thin ring of the sun’s disk remains visible around the moon’s shadow even at the midpoint of the eclipse, hence the phenomenon’s nickname.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *