Several parts of the world experienced the first solar eclipse of the year on June 10, and Twitter was inundated with photos and videos of the same.
Joining the bandwagon, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s “Sun and Space” Twitter account also shared fascinating images of celestial phenomena in the northern hemisphere.
Sharing images of the East Coast, the space agency also encouraged its subscribers to share images of the eclipse captures by them.
Take a look here:
Today, people in parts of the northern hemisphere have seen a partial or annular solar eclipse! Here are some of our photos of the East Coast. https://t.co/4Q9RjQaePq #Solar eclipse
Have you seen the eclipse? Show us your photos! pic.twitter.com/UqTZai3MX4
– NASA Sun and Space (@NASASun) June 10, 2021
Take a look at some of the reactions and images under the hashtag #SolarEclipse:
From the north shore of Long Island, NY pic.twitter.com/OILcYu39Pw
– Geishhh (@spacegeisha) June 10, 2021
Such a beautiful image captured by NASA 👌👌 ♥ ️ ♥ ️ ♥ ️
– Harshit Kumar Singh (@ Harshit72338442) June 10, 2021
– kervin (@ 1969kervin) June 11, 2021
It’s rare and incredible😍
– Divyam Singh (@Divyamsecluded) June 10, 2021
That’s wonderful @NASASun
– Fan of NASA (@nasafan_) June 10, 2021
Great photos thank you for sharing😃
– Saz Leads 🇦🇺 (@LeadsSaz) June 10, 2021
– Sergio (@savsyu) June 10, 2021
From Scranton PA pic.twitter.com/qsO8LK3KtM
– Danny Sallurday (@dannysallurday) June 10, 2021
Compo Beach, Westport CT pic.twitter.com/9CiDMimLCm
– Paul Greenberg (@ Paulyg911) June 10, 2021
Asbury Park, New Jersey pic.twitter.com/YK9UsTCOq0
– Patrick Javic (@ PatrickGS1US) June 10, 2021
– Nick Tubbs (@sbbutkcin) June 10, 2021
Unbelievable. it is a pity that it is only passing through the northeast.
– Al (@Al_in_TX) June 10, 2021
The phenomenon, also known as the “ring of fire,” occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun and blocks sunlight. However, if the moon is too far away, it appears smaller and does not block the entire view of the sun. This creates what looks like a ring around the moon.
According to NASA, annular solar eclipses appear every 18 months somewhere on Earth and they are only visible for a few minutes, unlike lunar eclipses.
According to the map released by the space agency, the solar eclipse will be visible in India, but only from Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh. (Follow LIVE UPDATES here)
The celestial event comes a few weeks after the first blood super moon and total lunar eclipse of the year, which took place on May 26.