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How To See This Week's 'Ring Of Fire' Solar Eclipse


NBC NEWS - Mere weeks after last month's "super flower blood moon," people across the Northern Hemisphere will have a chance this week to catch another skywatching spectacle: 2021's first solar eclipse.



A so-called annular solar eclipse will take place early Thursday when the moon passes between the sun and Earth, blocking out the sun's light and casting a shadow over the planet.


The event is sometimes known as a "ring of fire" eclipse, because the moon appears smaller than the sun in the sky and so does not fully block the sun's light, appearing instead as a dark disk with a dramatic, orangey-red ring of sunlight surrounding it.



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