'Ring of fire' solar eclipse will cast a shadow over Russia and Canada

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2ND, 2021

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A rare 'ring of fire' solar eclipse will cast a shadow over Russia and Canada next week when the Moon passes between the Earth and Sun, leaving an edge of light.

While the UK won't see the 'ring of fire', we will be able to watch a partial solar eclipse where the Moon covers 32 per cent of the sun.

A ring of fire eclipse happens when the Moon is too far away to completely hide all the light from the sun, so a slither is still visible around the edges.

The phenomenon will happen on June 10, with the best views available from Canada, Greenland and Russia, visible for a maximum of three minutes and 51 seconds.

British observers will see the partial eclipse, where the Moon appears to take a bite out of the sun, starting at 10:10 AM on June 10 and moving off by 1:21 PM, our time 3:10 AM through 6:21 am.

Scotland will see the most, with 32 per cent coverage, with London and the south of England only seeing about 20 per cent of the sun covered by the Moon.

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