On Thursday, several parts of the world experience the first Solar Eclipse of the year, and social media was flooded with pictures and videos of the same.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) joined the bandwagon and shared mesmerising pictures of the celestial phenomena from the Northern Hemisphere, sharing pictures from the East coast, the space agency also encouraged its followers to share pictures of the eclipse captures by them.
As per the experts, this phenomena, also known as the ‘Ring of Fire’ takes place when the moon passes between Earth and the sun and blocks the light of the sun. However, if the moon is too far, it appears smaller and does not block the entire view of the sun. This creates what looks like a ring around the moon.
According to NASA, annular solar eclipses appear every 18 months somewhere on Earth and they are visible only a few minutes, unlike lunar eclipses.