‘Ring of Fire’ soars over US East Coast: Spectacular partial eclipse images show the sun as a crescent as it rises over NYC, Baltimore and Philadelphia
This morning, a stunning partial eclipse was visible over New York City and other parts of the east coast of the United States, as the sun appeared as a crescent moon due to the celestial event.
The partial eclipse was visible along parts of the east coast for about four minutes shortly after 5 a.m.
Photos of the celestial event showed the solar eclipse illuminating the skies in New York, Baltimore and Philadelphia.
The event, which was broadcast live by NASA, was only visible in the Northern Hemisphere.
Those along the east coast early enough managed to catch a glimpse of the partial eclipse, which occurs when the moon obscures about 60 to 80 percent of the sun.
An annular eclipse, expected in parts of the US, Canada, Europe and Asia, occurs when the sun and moon align, causing a “ring of fire” to appear in the sky.
NEW YORK: The partial eclipse was visible over New York City and other parts of the US East Coast Thursday morning, as the celestial event made the sun appear as a crescent moon
NEW YORK: Those along the East Coast who were early enough managed to glimpse the partial eclipse, which occurs when the moon blocks about 60 to 80 percent of the sun
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND: The partial eclipse was visible over the Baltimore skyline around 5 a.m. Thursday
SCITUATE, MASSACHUSETTS: The partial eclipse was seen rising over the Scituate lighthouse in Massachusetts
LEWES, DELAWARE: A partial eclipse is seen as the sun rises behind the Delaware Breakwater Lighthouse on Thursday
WASHINGTON DC: The partial eclipse can be seen Thursday morning to the left of the US Capitol Building