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When, where and how to see the June 10 annular solar eclipse – CBC News

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ust two weeks after the total lunar eclipse, there’s another celestial event on the horizon — but this time involving the sun.

On Thursday, parts of the Northern Hemisphere — including Canada — will experience an annular solar eclipse, an event where most of the sun is blocked out by the moon.

There are three main types of solar eclipses: total, partial and annular. During a total eclipse, the entire disk of the sun is covered by the moon. A partial eclipse is where the moon appears to swing through some of the sun.

An annular eclipse, however, is when the moon is a little farther away from us in its orbit and covers all but the outer edge of the sun, creating what some call a “ring of fire.”

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