GOOD NEWS: Stargazers were treated to a partial solar eclipse this morning in northern latitudes of North America and Europe. Viewers in northern Scandinavia and Canada got to see the most coverage, as the moon crossed in front of the sun to create a "ring of fire." Those waking up early in the northeast U.S. may have seen a sunrise eclipse, with the moon covering up to 70% of the sun, though cloudy conditions obscured the event in some areas.
- This was an annular solar eclipse, which occurs when the moon is farther away from the Earth, and thus appears smaller in the sky. In an annular eclipse, the moon doesn't block out the entire sun, creating the "ring of fire" effect.
- It was the first solar eclipse visible from North America since August 2017, and the last to be visible until 2024.