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'Ring of fire' solar eclipse takes over early morning sky

Last Updated Jun 10, 2021 at 8:09 am EDT

Skygazers use modified cereal boxes to view the solar eclipse at Woodbine Beach in Toronto on June 10, 2021. Kevin Misener/680 NEWS

It was a big morning for sky-gazers, who haven’t been treated to a sight like this since 2017.

Here in the GTA, the annular solar eclipse Thursday morning created what’s called a “ring of fire”.

At around 5:40 a.m. ET, the moon passed across the sun, blocking it and casting a shadow on earth.

For some areas in the northeast U.S., the eclipse was lit up in a crescent shape.

In the GTA, the partial eclipse began at 5:35 a.m. and would last until 6:37 a.m. The maximum view in Toronto was at 5:40 a.m.

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