‘Ring of fire’ solar eclipse visible in parts of US for first time since 2017

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A “ring of fire” solar eclipse was visible in parts of the U.S. Thursday morning for the first time since 2017.

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly between the Earth and the sun, blocking the sun’s light.

It was visible Thursday morning in northeastern North American and northern regions of Europe and Asia.

For those who were able to watch the partial eclipse outside, NASA warned to “use eclipse glasses or an indirect viewing method.”

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