Watch as the Moon transforms the Sun into a ‘Ring of Fire’ in this eclipse movie.
The Sun and the Moon lit up the skies with a spectacular ‘Ring of Fire’ during a SOLAR eclipse on Thursday morning. Here’s a video of the eclipse in action.
On Thursday morning, a partial solar eclipse occurred as the moon crossed between the Earth and the Sun, which was visible in areas of the United Kingdom. The Sun appears as a dazzling ring known as the “Ring of Fire” during an annular eclipse, as the phenomenon is known.
An annular eclipse occurs when the Sun and Moon are in perfect alignment with the Earth, yet the Moon seems to be smaller than the Sun.
The Sun appears as a dazzling ring, termed the “Ring of Fire,” because to this phenomena.
Because this is a partial eclipse, those in the UK may have witnessed a crescent sun instead of a ring on Thursday morning.
Those hoping to see the eclipse in some regions of the UK may have been disappointed, as forecasters projected that the eclipse will be hindered by weather conditions.
Due to cloud cover, the Met Office forecast “fleeting” visibility of the eclipse in many areas before to the eclipse.
For the occasion, clear spells were forecast in Central and South East England.
Parts of Scotland, such as Lerwick and Stornoway, have been identified as the best spots in the UK to observe the phenomenon.
The ‘Ring of Fire,’ according to Dr Emily Drabek-Maunder of the Royal Observatory Greenwich, will be visible from Russia, Greenland, and northern Canada.
“The annular solar eclipse will be a partial eclipse from the UK, meaning we’ll only see the moon pass in front of a little section of the sun,” she told PA.
On June 10, the eclipse is expected to begin at 10.08 a.m. (BST) in the United Kingdom, with the maximum eclipse occurring at 11.13 a.m. By 12.22 p.m., the partial eclipse was expected to be over.
People have been warned not to look directly at the Sun with their bare eyes because this can cause serious harm.
“The eclipse from the UK will only be visible with certain procedures and optical aids,” Dr. Drabek-Maunder added.
“Never look directly at the sun or wear ordinary sunglasses because it can injure your eyes.”
A few folks were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of it. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”