Stunning images show the rare solar eclipse that just partially obscured the sun across the Northern Hemisphere

A composite image showing a solar eclipse from three vantage points on June 10, 2021. Left is Long Island, New York, top-right is Avon, New Jersey, and bottom-right is Baltimore, Maryland

  • There was a partial solar eclipse on Thursday morning over much of the Northern Hemisphere.
  • Those in the Northern US got one of the best views of the eclipse, and woke up early to see it.
  • Here are some pictures showing the phenomenon in action.
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Astronomy enthusiasts rose in the early hours of the morning to capture a rare glimpse at a solar eclipse.

Those in the Northern US, Canada, and Greenland got the best shots of the “ring of fire” eclipse that took place on Thursday morning, although the eclipse was only partial for most of the Northern hemisphere.

A sliver of sun peaked out from behind the moon over the Baltimore skyline in this image taken by an Associated Press photographer.

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A partial solar eclipse rises over the Baltimore skyline, Thursday, June 10, 2021, seen from Arbutus, Md.

Space enthusiast Brandon Berkoff woke up at 5AM to snap this picture from the Sunken Meadow Beach, Long Island, New York. “I got there right as the sun got above the horizon,” he told Insider.

A picture of the eclipse from Long Island on Thursday, June 10.

Meteorology student Collin Gross was also an early riser, and met about a dozen people or so on the beach in New Jersey waiting for the eclipse. “It was amazing! This was the first one I’ve actually seen and it’s so much more amazing seeing it in person,” he said.

The solar eclipse pictured here from New Jersey, on Thursday, June 10.

Here, the partially blocked sun is seen behind the Statue of Liberty:

Here, behind the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan:

Here, as seen from Delaware (left) and Washington DC (right):

The video below shows a feed from a satellite that captured the shadow of the moon darkening the Earth as it passed in front of the sun.

There won’t be another annular solar eclipse this year, but it’s the first of two solar eclipses in 2021.

Insider’s Aria Bendix describes the celestial science behind the occurrence in a previous post.

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