See it in pictures: The “Ring of Fire” annular eclipse dazzles viewers

Rare solar eclipse – Known as the “Ring of Fire”.– Across the United States on Saturday. Eclipse watchers have been preparing for the dazzling event for weeks, as this is the last Annular solar eclipse It will be visible from the American sky until June 21, 2039, according to NASA.

An annular solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth and is at its furthest point from the Earth. Americans from Oregon to Texas was able to watch Eclipse this weekend. The solar eclipse in 2039 will only pass over the sky of Alaska.

The eclipse began after 8 a.m. local time in Oregon and ended at midday in Texas, according to NASA. This is how the “Ring of Fire” appeared.

The moon crosses in front of the sun during an annular solar eclipse on October 14, 2023 in Lakeview, Oregon.

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At noon at the Alamo, the eyes of Texans and hundreds of visitors looked skyward.

“What’s better than having your photo taken in front of the Liberty Shrine here in Texas, with a solar eclipse in the background,” said Kate Rogers of the Alamo Trust.

A crowd of people watch the partial solar eclipse at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. October 14, 2023.

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Crescents appear in the shadows of trees during an annular solar eclipse.

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In Bryce Canyon, Utah, people got out into nature to watch the eclipse, while others flocked to the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles to catch a glimpse.

Hikers watch a partial solar eclipse in Bryce Canyon, Utah. October 14, 2023.

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A view of the partial annular solar eclipse with its reflection on October 14, 2023, as it passes over Los Angeles, California.

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John Cody flew to San Antonio from North Carolina to view the solar phenomenon. He witnessed the 2017 eclipse and didn’t want to miss this one.

“It’s really cool,” Cady said. “It doesn’t happen very often. I also think there have only been a few of them around the continental United States in the last couple of decades. It’s a neat thing.”

Crowds watch the partial solar eclipse from the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. October 14, 2023.

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The next eclipse will occur in April 2024. It will be a total eclipse, meaning that from Maine to Texas, it will be dark briefly in the middle of the day.

Starting on the Oregon coast and ending on the east coast of South America, an annular solar eclipse, where the Moon is furthest from Earth, will show a halo of sunlight around the Moon’s border.

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Penumbral shadows appear during a solar eclipse in Driftwood, Texas, on Saturday, October 14, 2023.

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The moon begins its descent below the sun’s horizon during an annular solar eclipse on October 14, 2023 in Kerrville, Texas.

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Different from a total solar eclipse, the Moon in an annular eclipse appears too small to completely cover the Sun, leaving a ring of fire around the Moon.

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A woman looks at the sun with sunglasses after a complete annular solar eclipse in Capitol Reef National Park, Utah.

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The moon crosses the sun as it emerges from maximum eclipse during an annular solar eclipse at Capitol Reef National Park in Utah.

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—Omar Villafranca and Alisa Chazan contributed to this report.

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