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Explained: What is a ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse?

Reuters, 10 Jun 2021
Unlike in a total eclipse, the moon in a ring-like eclipse is unable to completely cover the sun, leaving a thin halo of light at its maximum phase. Such an eclipse happens when the moon is farther away in its elliptical orbit around the Earth, appearing smaller as a result.

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