‘Ring of Fire’ appears in UK skies this afternoon as Annular Solar Eclipse takes place

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The world is treated to a spectacular natural sight as the Annular Solar Eclipse takes place across the globe today.

The Moon will move in front of the Sun and block out most of its light, leaving only a blazing circle around it.

It was visible in some form across the east coast of the US, most of Europe including the UK and Ireland, and northern Asia. Not everyone will get the full celestial sight – in those places it was partial, and the Sun appeared as a crescent in the sky.

It began before sunrise on the east coast of the US, and so was already happening when the sun comes up in the sky.

In the UK, the maximum eclipse happened just before noon.

As ever, the most important warning was never to look at it directly: without equipment such as eclipse glasses, the light could do substantial and permanent damage to your eyes.

Those who missed the ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse will have to wait until October 2022 to see the next one.

The 10 June solar eclipse was visible across the east coast of the US, most of Europe including the UK and Ireland, and northern Asia.

The next one will take place on 25 October 2022, where it will be visible across Europe, northeast Africa, Mid East, and West Asia.

Sammi xx

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