Updated: June 10, 2021 10:19 AM
Created: June 10, 2021 07:55 AM
Early Thursday morning, a "ring of fire" solar eclipse happened.
It happens when the moon is about as far away as it gets from Earth, so the moon appears smaller than usual when it crosses in front of the sun as the sun shines around it.
5 EYEWITNESS NEWS obtained video from NASA as it livestreamed the event, which you can view via the player above.
Minnesotans didn't get the best view but were able to see a partial solar eclipse when it peaked over the state around 5:30 a.m.
Thursday will be mostly sunny, hot and humid. Here's a photo from Hudson, New York, of the partial eclipse. Chief Meteorologist Ken Barlow says it may be visible depending on the clouds in MN/WI. https://t.co/Fz7BclwxJ0 pic.twitter.com/zLJFFk7IX0— KSTP (@KSTP) June 10, 2021
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