PHOTOS: 'Ring of fire' solar eclipse over NY

A solar eclipse rises behind the New York City skyline on June 10, 2021
A solar eclipse rises behind the New York City skyline on June 10, 2021. Photo credit Tariq Zehawi/NorthJersey.com via Imagn Content Services, LLC

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – A “ring of fire” solar eclipse darkened the skies over New York on Thursday morning.

The eclipse occurred shortly after sunrise. It was the first of two solar eclipses this year.

The partial solar eclipse over Putnam County on Thursday morning
The partial solar eclipse over Putnam County on Thursday morning. Photo credit Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News via Imagn Content Services, LLC

Photos from our sister station WCBS Newsradio 880 show the eclipse over Manhattan at daybreak.

While stargazers along the U.S. East Coast were treated to a partial eclipse, parts of Canada, Greenland, and northern Russia were able to see the full eclipse.

A solar eclipse happens when the Moon crosses between the Sun and Earth and casts a shadow on the Earth, according to NASA.

This created a so-called “ring of fire” around the moon in prime locations. In New York, it was visible as a dark shadow on part of the sun.

The partial solar eclipse over Putnam County on Thursday morning
The partial solar eclipse over Putnam County on Thursday morning. Photo credit Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News via Imagn Content Services, LLC
A crowd gathers at Hamlin Beach State Park in New York to watch the solar eclipse on Thursday morning
A crowd gathers at Hamlin Beach State Park in New York to watch the solar eclipse on Thursday morning. Photo credit Tina MacIntyre-Yee/Rochester Democrat and Chronicle via Imagn Content Services, LLC
The partial solar eclipse over Putnam County on Thursday morning
The partial solar eclipse over Putnam County on Thursday morning. Photo credit Tina MacIntyre-Yee/Rochester Democrat and Chronicle via Imagn Content Services, LLC