Should you glimpsed the photo voltaic eclipse final week you had been witness to one thing actually particular—an eclipse that made the North Pole seem like on hearth!
In these unimaginable pictures from NASA’s EPIC satellite tv for pc—taken through the photo voltaic eclipse on Thursday, June 10, 2021—it’s doable to see the Moon’s shadow because it passes throughout the Earth’s floor.
Though a lot of the world noticed a partial photo voltaic eclipse, a slim stretch of the floor skilled a “ring of fireside” annular photo voltaic eclipse
throughout which a darkish shadow crossed from Canada to Russia.
This text’s foremost picture, above, exhibits the shadow over the North Pole.
It was the one photo voltaic eclipse of the 21st century to do such a factor.
It was additionally the one one whose shadow throughout Earth first traveled north throughout Canada and Greenland, then south into Siberia.
Right here’s one other shot of Earth, taken minutes earlier by EPIC, of the beginning of the annular photo voltaic eclipse:
And one other because the shadow moved into Siberia, japanese Russia:
The subsequent photo voltaic eclipse (within the subsequent “eclipse season”) is a whole photo voltaic eclipse in Antarctica, whose shadow will get very near—however not truly cross throughout—the South Pole.
That can happen on December 4, 2021.
It is going to be see low within the sky above the floating icebergs of the Wedell Sea on December 4, 2021, with over 20 cruise ships planning to be within the space.
North America will see its subsequent whole photo voltaic eclipse in 2024.
Wishing you clear skies and vast eyes.