Solar Eclipse 2021: How to see the 'Ring of Fire' Thursday morning

"Ring of Fire:
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By , WCBS 880

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A “ring of fire” solar eclipse is expected to darken the skies in the Northern Hemisphere on Thursday.

The moon will partially block out the sun this Thursday in the first of two solar eclipses this year, according to experts.

Joe Rao, of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City’s American Museum of Natural History, says the event will happen at sunrise.

“We have had eclipses of the sun before. This one, however, is unique. First of all, we're going to have about four-fifths of the sun's diameter covered. The peak of the eclipse is going to happen shortly after sunrise. Over the last 150 years, this is only happened twice before. So, this is going to be a rather interesting and unique event so far as solar eclipses here in the Tri-State area concerned,” he says.