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The 'ring of fire' solar eclipse of 2021 will look like the 'Death Star' in front of the sun, astronomer says

09/06/2021 12:10 PM | Click to read full article

People across the Northern Hemisphere will be able to spot a "ring of fire" in the sky as an annular solar eclipse moves across our planet this Thursday (June 10).

It occurs when the moon is too far away from Earth in its elliptical orbit to completely block out the sun like it does during a total solar eclipse. Instead, it leaves the outer ring of the sun exposed, creating the appearance of a "ring of fire".