Partial solar eclipse visible over US East Coast

‘Ring of fire’ rises over US East Coast: Spectacular images of a partial solar eclipse show the sun as a crescent as it rises over NYC, Baltimore and Philadelphia

Partial solar eclipse was visible along parts of the US East Coast shortly after 5am for roughly four minutesStunning photos of the celestial event showed the solar eclipse illuminating the New York skyline as it rose over the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges The crescent was clearly visible above the cities of Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington DC. It also made for a remarkable backdrop as it rose above seaside towns in the likes of Massachusetts and Delaware Those along the East Coast who were early enough managed to catch a glimpse of the partial solar eclipse, which occurs when the moon blocks about 60 to 80 percent of the sun An annular eclipse, which was expected in parts of the US, Canada, Europe and Asia, occurs when the sun and moon are directly in line, which causes a ‘ring of fire’ to appear in the sky 

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A spectacular partial solar eclipse was visible over New York City and other parts of the US East Coast this morning as the celestial event made the sun appear as a crescent in the sky.

The partial solar eclipse was visible along parts of the East Coast shortly after 5am for roughly four minutes.

Stunning photos of the celestial event showed the solar eclipse illuminating the New York skyline as it rose over the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges.

The crescent was clearly visible above the cities of Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington DC. 

It also made for a remarkable backdrop as it rose above seaside towns in the likes of Massachusetts and Delaware. 

The event, which was livestreamed by NASA, was only visible in the Northern Hemisphere.

Those along the East Coast who were early enough managed to catch a glimpse of the partial solar eclipse, which occurs when the moon blocks about 60 to 80 percent of the sun.     

An annular eclipse, which was expected in parts of the US, Canada, Europe and Asia, occurs when the sun and moon are directly in line, which causes a ‘ring of fire’ to appear in the sky.  

NEW YORK: The partial solar eclipse was visible over New York City and other parts of the US East Coast on Thursday morning as the celestial event made the sun appear as a crescent

NEW YORK: Those along the East Coast who were early enough managed to catch a glimpse of the partial solar eclipse, which occurs when the moon blocks about 60 to 80 percent of the sun

 NEW YORK: Those along the East Coast who were early enough managed to catch a glimpse of the partial solar eclipse, which occurs when the moon blocks about 60 to 80 percent of the sun

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND: The partial solar eclipse was visible over the Baltimore skyline at about 5am on Thursday

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND: The partial solar eclipse was visible over the Baltimore skyline at about 5am on Thursday

SCITUATE, MASSACHUSETTS: The partial eclipse was spotted rising over the Scituate Lighthouse in Massachusetts

SCITUATE, MASSACHUSETTS: The partial eclipse was spotted rising over the Scituate Lighthouse in Massachusetts

LEWES, DELAWARE: A partial solar eclipse is seen as the sun rises behind the Delaware Breakwater Lighthouse on Thursday

LEWES, DELAWARE: A partial solar eclipse is seen as the sun rises behind the Delaware Breakwater Lighthouse on Thursday

WASHINGTON DC: The partial eclipse is seen above to the left o the US Capitol Building on Thursday morning

WASHINGTON DC: The partial eclipse is seen above to the left o the US Capitol Building on Thursday morning