Did you see the ‘Ring of Fire’ solar eclipse? Gaze at these stunning photos
Apparently the Moon liked it, so they put a ring on it! The Ring of Fire solar eclipse blazed across the sky early this morning to the delight of early risers in parts of North America, northern Canada, Europe, northern Asia, Russia, and Greenland. The Ring of Fire solar eclipse allowed for some breathtaking views for anyone’s early commute and led to amazing live streams for those of us who weren’t able to catch the phenomenon.
The Ring of Fire solar eclipse was a partial eclipse, as a full solar eclipse is apparently very rare. This partial eclipse happens when the moon is near its farthest point from Earth during an eclipse, so the moon appears smaller than the sun in the sky and doesn’t block the whole solar disk, leading to this beautiful astronomical view.
Naturally, Twitter exploded over the Ring of Fire solar eclipse. We burned our way through the threads to find the best pictures of the eclipse for those of us late risers. Grab your telescope and dive into these stunning photos of the Ring of Fire solar eclipse.
A few others from the annular solar eclipse as the sun rose behind the Statue of Liberty in New York City, Thursday morning. #newyorkcity #nyc #newyork @NYmediaBoat #RingofFire #solareclipse2021 #solareclipse @agreatbigcity pic.twitter.com/SY4v63y36y
— Gary Hershorn (@GaryHershorn) June 10, 2021
New York, New York
Lady Liberty is getting a glow up today!
My best shots of today's eclipse, captured through gaps in the clouds over Somerset.
All were taken using specialist solar filters. To get a sense of scale, have a look at the little Earth icon I've dropped into the 3rd pic.#PartialSolarEclipse #SolarEclipse #solareclipse2021 pic.twitter.com/VMNTJFbXjR
— Will Gater (@willgater) June 10, 2021
Not Photo 101
Very nice photography skills, dude! Someone definitely understood the assignment.
Good morning to everyone, but especially the Sun and Moon forming today's #SolarEclipse. The full annular, or "ring of fire" eclipse was only visible in the far north, but @nasahqphoto captured images of the partial eclipse. https://t.co/qbR8koKjEJ pic.twitter.com/hqSAQ54wD5
— NASA (@NASA) June 10, 2021
Up and at ‘em!
What a way to start the day!
#PartialEclipse #Exmouth @bbcweather @BBCSpringwatch @BBCNews @itvwestcountry @ITVCharlieP #10thJune @EarthandClouds These were the pictures I taken of the partial eclipse, as seen from Exmouth, on Thursday 10th June 2021, using the zoom-in lens on my "Canon" camera. pic.twitter.com/yyufxVxt0U
— Luke Eveleigh (@LEveleigh) June 10, 2021
Let there be light
Gonna need some sunglasses to look at these pictures!
Short time lapse of the annular eclipse today from Portland, Maine. #Eclipse2021 #NCMwx pic.twitter.com/07BI3vLWr1
— Mike Slifer (@MikeSliferWX) June 10, 2021
A nice little sum-up of this incredible phenomenon!
Some #astronomy themed music for your #SolarEclipse day.
"The sun, the moon
Both turn for you.
And through your days
Will light your way."
Lyrics from First Steps by Elbow
My 21 & a half yr old computer generated space image of the Moon, Earth & Sun.https://t.co/Yod2Sm2Qji pic.twitter.com/FEGWOQpwT4
— Blackpool Astronomy (@badas_tweets) June 10, 2021
Some great tunes for you to space out to . . .
It was only a partial eclipse, though. But we still have had Total Eclipse of the Heart on repeat today https://t.co/muLRgq2LU3
— Mike Slifer (@MikeSliferWX) June 10, 2021
Total Eclipse of the Heart
Aka the only appropriate song to play today, even if it was only a partial eclipse.
I wonder what early humans must have thought when they experienced and eclipse..
— Sarah Cruddas (@sarahcruddas) June 10, 2021
Back in time
It would probably be . . . a mixed reception to say the least.
Crescent sunrise ☀️🌙🌎❤️#PartialSolarEclipse
over Baltimore from my friend
Tim Shahan #SolarEclipse pic.twitter.com/C7yXaUtKDn
— Justin Berk (@JustinWeather) June 10, 2021
Good morning, Baltimore!
Now that’s a morning pick-me-up!
These NASA photos of the sunrise solar eclipse of 2021 are just jaw-dropping https://t.co/HJENpP1z58 pic.twitter.com/0UtsPbUwEo
— SPACE.com (@SPACEdotcom) June 10, 2021
Up the Hill
Imagine walking onto Capitol Hill to that amazing view . . .
Have any other stunning photos of the Ring of Fire solar eclipse? Drop them below in the comments to keep our day glowing bright!