Who was lucky to be in the North hemisphere of the planet this Thursday morning (10) was able to observe a beautiful phenomenon: a solar eclipse, which was even more beautiful the further north the spectator was.
In big cities like Chicago, New York, Toronto, Boston, Paris, Berlin, Stockholm and Moscow, just to name a few, spectators were able to observe with the naked eye only a partial eclipse, when the Moon covers only a part of the solar disk. That's what happened in London.
In other places the sun took the form of a crescent, with two points facing the sky, as in Lake Ontario, in the Canada.
The American Space Agency (NASA) made a live broadcast of the eclipse, and took the opportunity to promote a beautiful image on his Twitter profile. It is still possible to watch a “reprise”, the action starts at 30 minutes in the video below.
But the real spectacle was reserved for the few who were from northern Canada to eastern Siberia, passing through the Greenland and by the Arctic Sea.
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There, spectators were able to observe an annular eclipse: the Moon was placed directly in front of the Sun, but due to its distance from Earth it was not “large” enough to cover the entire star.
The result was a beautiful “ring of fire” in heaven. This is what Vinnie Karetak observed in the frigid city of Iqaluit, in the Northern Territories of Canada.
If you couldn't follow the eclipse on one of the many online streams, don't worry. Space.com has compiled a compilation of the best moments, which can be seen below:
Thursday's annular eclipse was the last of its kind, and penultimate overall, this year. We will have a total eclipse on December 4th, but unfortunately it will only be visible in its entirety by those in the extreme south of the planet, including the Falkland Islands, in the Atlantic Ocean, and Antarctica.
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