A rare “ring of fire” eclipse was spotted in the skies of California and other Western states over the weekend.
The eclipse was first spotted in Oregon but residents in San Diego got the best view of the rare eclipse
The ring of fire occurred when the moon crossed infant of the sun at just the right distance to cause a ring.
Take a look at the eclipse here:
NASA showed footage of the annular solar eclipse on October 14.
The phenomena were observed over North and South America.
The Moon was at its greatest distance from the Earth in its orbit and did not completely block the Sun, which led to the appearance of the “ring of fire.” pic.twitter.com/PEFa5vOZ0h
— Sprinter (@Sprinter99800) October 16, 2023
The time has come: Rare ‘Ring of Fire’ eclipse set to darken skies.
The eclipse will be most visible through Southern Oregon, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, and Southwest Texas in US
The annular solar eclipse starts at 9:13 a.m. PDT (12:13 ET) in the United States pic.twitter.com/VBT9P9My9R
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) October 14, 2023
We’re getting our first views of the “ring of fire”!
Here’s a look at the annular solar eclipse from Albuquerque, N.M., as the Moon nearly (but not completely) covers up the Sun. pic.twitter.com/SCW8r77FG4
— NASA (@NASA) October 14, 2023
Check out what CNN reported:
A rare celestial spectacle appeared over the Americas Saturday — the likes of which won’t be seen again in this part of the world until 2046.
Millions were within the path of the annular solar eclipse as it created a “ring of fire” in the sky over North, Central and South America.
The eclipse began in Oregon at 9:13 a.m. PT (12:13 p.m. ET). It is expected to end off the Atlantic coast of Brazil at 3:48 p.m. ET.
As it passed over city after city, the skies darkened as the moon moved in front of the sun, causing temperatures to drop.
A dramatic annular #SolarEclipse in Uvalde Texas! The clouds played will-it/won’t-it the whole morning, but we got a spectacular naked-eye view of the ring-of-fire through the medium-cloud! A great event working with @NatSolarObs. pic.twitter.com/neyeyUoEX8
— Dr. Ryan French (@RyanJFrench) October 14, 2023
Here’s what NBC San Diego reported:
San Diegans got the chance to experience a celestial phenomenon — at least in part — when an annular solar eclipse known as the “ring of fire” crossed the globe.
Tens of millions of skywatchers witnessed the annular eclipse — when the moon crosses in front of the sun at a distance that gives it a “ring” effect — on Oct. 14, 2023.
Here in San Diego, the sun was only about 70% obscured by the sun. It took nearly three hours for the moon to fully cross the path of the sun, with the eclipse reaching maximum coverage at about 9:26 a.m.
— Michael Snyder (@Revelation1217) October 15, 2023