FactualThe solar eclipse was visible over a strip of about 500 kilometers running from Canada to Siberia, passing through Europe, where it was only very partial.
The inhabitants of the northern hemisphere were able to observe, Thursday, June 10, a solar eclipse which traveled a band of about 500 kilometers running from Canada to Siberia, passing through Europe, where it was only very partial. .
The greatest spectacle was reserved for the few inhabitants of the highest latitudes, who are right in the axis: northwest of Canada, far north of Russia, northwest of Greenland and the North Pole, where the occultation of the solar disk has approached 90%.
This is the first annular eclipse of the year 2021, and the sixteenth of the XXIe century. This astronomical phenomenon occurs during the new moon period, when Earth, Moon and Sun are perfectly aligned.
The annular eclipse was also visible, but only partially, in northwestern North America, and very partially in much of Europe, including France and Great Britain.
If the apparent diameter of the Moon is less than that of the Sun, part of the crown of fire remains visible. A total eclipse, which briefly plunges part of the planet into darkness, occurs when the diameter of the Moon exactly matches that of the Sun, as seen from Earth. This phenomenon, more rare, was notably observable from France in August 1999.