Cape Canaveral, Florida — Thursday, the world’s top eclipse of the sunrise took place.
This so-called annular solar eclipse began in Ontario, Canada, and was swept across Greenland, the Arctic, and finally Siberia as the Moon passed directly in front of the Sun.
An annular solar eclipse occurs when the new moon is near the farthest point from us and looks small. Therefore, it does not completely extinguish the sun at dead center.
North America, Europe and the upper parts of Asia enjoyed a partial solar eclipse, at least where the sky was clear. In those places, the moon seemed to bite the sun.
This was the first solar eclipse seen from North America since August 2017, when a dramatic total solar eclipse crossed the United States. The next solar eclipse will appear in 2024.
The total lunar eclipse decorated the sky two weeks ago.
A partial solar eclipse rises behind the clouds on Thursday in Arbutus, Maryland.
Sunrise Special: Solar eclipse thrills the northern layers of the world
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