Solar eclipse of June 10, 2021

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An annular solar eclipse occurred on June 10, 2021. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, covering the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun's, blocking most of the Sun's light and causing the Sun to look like a ring. An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region of the Earth thousands of kilometres wide.

This eclipse is notable for the fact that the path of annularity passed over the North Pole, the only such eclipse in the 21st century.[1]

While the eclipse is visible primarily in northern Canada, in Greenland and in north of Russian Far East, in the northeastern United States and Canada, the sun was partially eclipsed at sunrise, which will be between 5 and 6 A.M. (EDT)

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  1. JavaScript Solar Eclipse Explorer - Europe (Latitude: 90° 00' 00" N Longitude: 0° 00' 00" W). NASA