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MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace WriterJune 10, 2021Updated: June 10, 2021 11:26 a.m. 1of15An annular solar eclipse rises over the skyline of Toronto on Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)Frank Gunn/APShow MoreShow Less2of15A partially eclipsed sun peaks out from behind a cloud as it rises over lower Manhattan in New York, Thursday, June 10,…

MARCIA DUNNAP Aerospace Writer

An annular solar eclipse rises over the skyline of Toronto on Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
1of15An annular solar eclipse increases over the skyline of Toronto on Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)Frank Gunn/AP
A partially eclipsed sun peaks out from behind a cloud as it rises over lower Manhattan in New York, Thursday, June 10, 2021.
two of15A partly eclipsed sun peaks out from behind a cloud as it climbs over lower Manhattan in New York, Thursday, June 10, 2021. Seth Wenig/AP
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A partial solar eclipse rises behind clouds, Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Arbutus, Md.
4of15A partial solar panel climbs behind clouds, Thursday, June 10, 2021, at Arbutus, Md.Julio Cortez/AP
A bird is silhouetted against the sun as the moon blocks part of the sun during a partial solar eclipse in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, June 10, 2021.
5of15A bird is silhouetted against the sun as the moon blocks a part of the sun during a partial solar eclipse in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, June 10, 2021. Dmitri Lovetsky/AP
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A man wears special glasses to watch the partial solar eclipse in Trafalgar Square in London, Thursday, June 10, 2021.
7of15A man wears special glasses to watch the partial solar eclipse in Trafalgar Square in London, Thursday, June 10, 2021. Frank Augstein/AP
The sun is partially eclipsed as it rises over lower Manhattan in New York, Thursday, June 10, 2021.
8of15The sun is partially eclipsed as it climbs over lower Manhattan in New York, Thursday, June 10, 2021. Seth Wenig/AP
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A partial solar eclipse rises over the Baltimore skyline, Thursday, June 10, 2021, seen from Arbutus, Md.
10of15A partial solar panel rises within the Baltimore skyline, Thursday, June 10, 2021, observed in Arbutus, Md.Julio Cortez/AP
The sun is partially eclipsed as it sets over the horizon in Beijing on Thursday, June 10, 2021.
11of15The sun is partly eclipsed as it sets over the horizon in Beijing on Thursday, June 10, 2021. Ng Han Guan/AP
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A statue of Our Lady, Star Of The Sea on Bull Wall in Dublin, is silhouetted against the sky during a partial solar eclipse, Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Brian Lawless/PA via AP)
13of15A statue of Our Lady, Star Of The Sea on Bull Wall at Dublin, is silhouetted against the sky during a partial solar eclipse, Thursday, June ), respectively 2021. (Brian Lawless/PA through AP)Brian Lawless/AP
Josh Fields, from Putney, Vt., stands on top of his vehicle to get a clear photograph of the the partial solar eclipse at Hogback Mountain, in Marlboro, Vt., on Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)
14of15Josh Fields, from Putney, Vt., stands on top of his vehicle to have a clear photo of the the partial solar eclipse at Hogback Mountain, in Marlboro, Vt., on Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer through AP)Kristopher Radder/AP
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The top of the world got a sunrise special Thursday — a”ring of fire” solar panel.

This so-called annular eclipse began at the Canadian province of Ontario, then swept across Greenland, the North Pole and eventually Siberia, as the moon passed right before the sun.

An annular eclipse occurs when a new moon is around its farthest point from us appearing smaller, and so it doesn’t completely blot out the sun as it’s dead center.

The upper portions of North America, Europe and Asia enjoyed a partial eclipse, at least where the skies were clear. At those locations, the moon appeared to have a bite out of the sun.

It was the primary eclipse of the sun visible from North America because August 2017, when a stunning total solar panel crisscrossed the U.S.. The following step is coming up in 2024.

A total lunar eclipse graced the skies two weeks past.

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The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives assistance from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for content.

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