Photos: Annular solar eclipse 2021

  • The first solar eclipse of 2021, an annular solar eclipse, occurred on June 10. A total solar eclipse, as in when the Moon completely obscures the Sun, occurs because the Moon is about 400 times smaller than the Sun, but also 400 times closer, giving both the celestial bodies the same apparent size in the sky. A partial solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's orbit is not completely aligned with that of the Sun, thereby leaving a sliver of the solar halo.
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A partial solar eclipse seen behind clouds, in Arbutus, US on June 10. The solar eclipse was expected to be visible over the Earth's northern hemisphere on Thursday, June 10 with parts of Canada and Siberia privy to the best view of the celestial event, AFP reported.(Julio Cortez / AP)
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A partial solar eclipse seen behind clouds, in Arbutus, US on June 10. The solar eclipse was expected to be visible over the Earth's northern hemisphere on Thursday, June 10 with parts of Canada and Siberia privy to the best view of the celestial event, AFP reported.(Julio Cortez / AP)

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As the sun rises in the Berkshires, the moon passes between the earth and sun, casting its shadow over the earth's Northern Hemisphere for an annular solar eclipse on June 10.(Stephanie Zollshan/The Berkshire Eagle via AP)
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As the sun rises in the Berkshires, the moon passes between the earth and sun, casting its shadow over the earth's Northern Hemisphere for an annular solar eclipse on June 10.(Stephanie Zollshan/The Berkshire Eagle via AP)

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A man wears special glasses to watch the partial solar eclipse in Trafalgar Square, London, on June 10. The eclipse was expected to be partial, which means the people in its shadow weren't plunged into daytime darkness.(Frank Augstein / AP)
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A man wears special glasses to watch the partial solar eclipse in Trafalgar Square, London, on June 10. The eclipse was expected to be partial, which means the people in its shadow weren't plunged into daytime darkness.(Frank Augstein / AP)

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A bird flies next to the sun in Jakarta ahead of the annular solar eclipse, on June 10.(Bay Ismoyo / AFP)
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A bird flies next to the sun in Jakarta ahead of the annular solar eclipse, on June 10.(Bay Ismoyo / AFP)

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The partially eclipsed sun seen behind clouds, from Trafalgar Square in London, on June 10.(Frank Augstein / AP)
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The partially eclipsed sun seen behind clouds, from Trafalgar Square in London, on June 10.(Frank Augstein / AP)

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The partially eclipsed sun seen beside Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square, London, on June 10.(Frank Augstein / AP)
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The partially eclipsed sun seen beside Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square, London, on June 10.(Frank Augstein / AP)

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A partial solar eclipse rises over the Baltimore skyline, as seen from Arbutus, US, on June 10.(AP / PTI)
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A partial solar eclipse rises over the Baltimore skyline, as seen from Arbutus, US, on June 10.(AP / PTI)

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A partial solar eclipse peeks out from the horizon in Avon-by-the-Sea, New Jersey, US, on June 10.(Collin Gross via REUTERS )
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A partial solar eclipse peeks out from the horizon in Avon-by-the-Sea, New Jersey, US, on June 10.(Collin Gross via REUTERS )

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