This Morning the Northern Hemisphere Experienced a Partial or Annular Solar Eclipse

June 10, 2021 by No Comments

Good news! If you live in the Northern Hemisphere you probably witnessed a pretty exciting celestial event this morning. This “annular solar eclipse” can create a unique ring-of-fire like image in the sky. A partial eclipse creates a crescent shaped image like the ones above.

For those who live in the US states of Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, & Texas – the next solar eclipse will be visible on October 14, 2023.

Don’t live in those 8 states? On April 8, 2024 a total solar eclipse will be visible in the 13 US states of: Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

How rare are solar eclipses? Well it depends on your definition of rare – there is expected to be 224 solar eclipses visible to some part of the world throughout the 21st century. So more than 2 a year.

Source: Newsweek