An annular solar eclipse forming a “ring of fire” around the Sun was seen in Winnemucca, Nevada, USA.
Many people who came to the convention center in Winnemucca watched the annular solar eclipse with dimming glasses and telescopes.
I’ve been following solar eclipses all my life,” said Ralph Merletti, 77.
Merletti stated that he came with the telescope that his father gave him as a birthday gift in 1965 and that it was the 10th time he watched the solar eclipse to date.
The eclipse, which started at 09.13 Pacific time in the USA, was watched from the states of Oregon, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico and Texas. The eclipse was also visible from certain parts of California, Idaho, Colorado and Arizona.
NASA announced that it would examine it closely
The US National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) announced that three sounding rockets would be launched to examine how the decrease in sunlight during the eclipse affects the Earth’s atmospheric layer called “ionosphere”.
The next annular solar eclipse is expected to occur in 2046.
The eclipse, which will occur when the Moon is at its furthest point from the Earth in its orbit, is called the “ring of fire” because of the ringed appearance that occurs when it cannot completely cover the Sun
When the eclipse begins, there is a partial eclipse that takes the shape of a crescent.