An annular solar eclipse will turn the sun into a “ring of fire” today. Here’s what you need to know.

At 9:13 a.m. PT (12:13 p.m. EDT and 1613 GMT) the annular solar eclipse will begin sweeping across the United States from Oregon to Texas before heading across the Gulf of Mexico and over Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and Nicaragua. Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Brazil.

During an annular solar eclipse, the moon will pass between the sun and… LandCasting a shadow on our planet. A “ring of fire” is created when the moon is not completely covered the sundisk, leaving a slice of sunlight around the moon. (Annular eclipses occur when the Moon is relatively far from Earth during its elliptical orbit around our planet.)

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