'Ring of fire' solar eclipse lights up the sky on Long Island

The partial solar eclipse was visible for the northeast United States as the sun rose over the horizon. Here in the tri-state area, approximately 73% of the sun was covered as the moon passed between it and the Earth.

News 12 Staff

Jun 10, 2021, 10:03 AM

Updated 1,043 days ago

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Did you see it? A "ring of fire" solar eclipse graced the skies Thursday morning.
The partial solar eclipse was visible for the northeast United States as the sun rose over the horizon. Here in the tri-state area, approximately 73% of the sun was covered as the moon passed between it and the Earth.
This causes the sun to resemble a crescent, usually something reserved for the moon. The peak of a solar eclipse coinciding with a sunrise is a rare occurrence for the New York City surrounding area, and it has happened only twice in the last 150 years.
From Long Island, the eclipse looked like horns protruding on the horizon.
Canada, the North Pole and Russia had the best view, with a 100% covering.
Robert Moses State Park offered up one of the best spots on Long Island to see the eclipse, with a beautiful, unobstructed view.
The next solar eclipse isn't until October 2023, which will be best seen in Central and South America.


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