'Ring of Fire' Partial Solar Eclipse Shines Red Above Manhattan

Skywatchers across the northern hemisphere had the chance to see a partial eclipse of the sun on June 10.

What’s called an “annular eclipse” occurs, NASA said, when the moon “is far enough away from Earth that [it] appears smaller than the sun in the sky.”

This creates what looks like “a ring of fire” around the moon at more northern latitudes. Those in Canada, Greenland, and northern Russia would be best placed to see this effect.

This footage was captured by Elizabeth Rhodes/elizabetheveryw from the Empire State Building in Manhattan, New York City. Credit: Elizabeth Rhodes/elizabetheveryw via Storyful