The sunrise was somewhat unusual for a large group in eastern North America on Thursday morning. depending on your location The sun may look like a crescent It is more similar to the lunar phase than the sun.
The effect is caused by a partial solar eclipse. When the moon’s dark plate aligns between the Earth and the Sun to partially or completely block it. It depends on when and where you watch this phenomenon. The event is a reward for photographers.
This is because the duration of this eclipse is lined with sunrise over most of the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. So many great pictures are captured facing east with the open horizon. Some of the landmarks include the Delaware Breakwater Lighthouse seen below. It also adds a good perspective.
at the right time The sunrise profile looks like a fire horn emerging from behind the horizon instead of the more familiar disc we are used to:
Unlike a total solar eclipse, which can completely block the sun during eerie times.This means that due to the distance between the sun, moon and earth this week The moon does not completely obscure the sun. But let the large ring of fireball be visible. Hence the origin of the nickname “Ring of Fire”
However, this part of the phenomenon was only visible from the narrow corridor. It is a large (and almost uninhabited) town that stretches north from Ontario through Greenland. Pass through the North Pole and continue south of parts of Siberia. That’s an inaccessible piece of the world.
That hasn’t stopped intrepid photographers in the few settlements along the ring’s path from capturing this unique celestial event. Vinnie Karetak captured the Ring of Fire from Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada:
For those who did not go that route There is another option to see the ring fiery. Sky and Telescope magazines rent a special flight to fly through the ring path and get the photographer as close as possible to the eclipse without actually leaving the atmosphere.
After each eclipse We are left with new images and inspiration. Lots of great things to plan ahead for the next shot. Unfortunately, a single solar eclipse in 2021 is even more difficult to fully experience. The path of the total solar eclipse on December 4 will only pass most of Antarctica.
Another annular solar eclipse will pass through the western United States and Central America on Oct. 14, 2023.
There is plenty of time to prepare.
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