Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-06-08 20:46:38 –
Nashville, Tennessee (WKRN) – Thursday mornings, especially the skies in the northern United States, will look a little funky. It’s all thanks to the first solar eclipse (partial solar eclipse) of the year, which begins between 5:30 am and 6 am.
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon is between the sun and the earth. The moon can completely block the sun and darken the sky. However, in this case, what is called a ring of fire occurs.
An annular solar eclipse creates a beautiful ring of light around the moon, with the moon not completely blocking the sun.
This solar eclipse is only partially visible in the United States. During the solar eclipse, the sun rises in Tennessee, so only 5-10% is visible in the eastern half of the state and not at all in the western half of the state.
The last major solar eclipse seen in the United States was 2017 and is called the Great American Eclipse. It was a total solar eclipse, so it was a little different from what was scheduled for Thursday morning.
Partial solar eclipse is different From last month’s “Super Flower Blood Moon” total lunar eclipse..
Unlike a total lunar eclipse, you should not stare straight at the sun during a solar eclipse, even a partial eclipse. Use a solar eclipse glass instead.
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