CNN — A “ring of fire” solar eclipse appeared in the sky for some people in the Northern Hemisphere on Thursday as the moon partially blocked out the sun.
A solar eclipse happens when the moon crosses between the sun and the Earth, which blocks a portion of the sun’s rays, according to NASA.
This eclipse is an annular eclipse, meaning the moon is far enough away from the Earth that it appears smaller than the sun. The name “annular” comes from the Latin word “annulus,” which means ring-shaped, according to Farmers’ Almanac.
When the moon...