uninformed to understand what was happening. In an annular eclipse, the Moon is too far from the Earth to block the entire Sun, and at most leaves a ring of fire where sunlight pours out around every edge of the Moon. The featured time-lapse video also recorded the eclipse through the high refraction of the Earth's atmosphere just above the horizon, making the unusual rising Sun and Moon appear also flattened. As the video continues, the Sun continues to rise, while the Sun and Moon begin to separate. The next annular solar eclipse will occur in less than three weeks. On Saturday, October 14, a ring of fire will be visible through clear skies from a thin swath crossing both North and South America.
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Publications with keywords: annular solar eclipse
Publications with words: annular solar eclipse
- APOD: 2023 November 1 Á Annular Solar Eclipse over Utah
- A Sunrise at Sunset Point
- APOD: 2023 October 16 Á Eclipse Rings
- Ring of Fire over Monument Valley
- APOD: 2023 October 1 Á A Desert Eclipse
- APOD: 2023 September 17 Á Moon Mountains Magnified during Ring of Fire Eclipse
- APOD: 2023 September 10 Á An Annular Solar Eclipse over New Mexico