Solar eclipse 2021: Was there an eclipse today? What did you miss? ‘Surreal moment’

Was there an eclipse today?

Yes! Although the Ring of Fire, or annular eclipse, was only visible to select parts of the world, partial eclipsing was still visible across swathes of the Northern Hemisphere.

Here in the UK, astronomers estimated between 20 and 30 percent of the Sun would be covered by the Sun during maximum eclipse.

Eclipsing began just a few minutes after 10am BST, with maximum eclipse peaking by about 11.13am BST.

Other parts of the world, such as Northern Alaska and the Northeast US were treated to a more dramatic view.

In New York City, for instance, about 70 percent of the Sun was expected to be eclipsed.


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