In Belle River, an annular solar eclipse was visible across Canada

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Comes two weeks following a lunar eclipse.

Thursday morning, early risers in Belle River received a sight of the sun being obscured by the moon.

Certain Canadians, particularly those in the Northern Hemisphere, were able to observe a partial annular solar eclipse. It began in Ontario and continued throughout Greenland, the North Pole, and eventually Siberia, as the moon crossed directly in front of the sun.

Residents of Vancouver, Calgary, and Winnipeg were able to view a lunar eclipse two weeks ago.

Solar eclipses are classified into three types: total, partial, and annular. During a total eclipse, the moon completely covers the sun’s disk. A partial eclipse occurs when the moon appears to pass partially through the sun.

An annular eclipse, on the other hand, occurs when the moon is slightly farther from Earth in its orbit and covers all but the sun’s outer edge, forming what some refer to as a “ring of fire.”

At daybreak, the annular portion of the eclipse could be seen in northern Ontario, up across Hudson Bay, and into northern Quebec and the Arctic.

Additional alternatives were available to early birds whose regions lacked enough visibility. The Virtual Telescope Project provided live coverage of the eclipse. Sky & Telescope has provided safety guidelines for individuals interested in photographing.

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