The ‘Ring of Hearth’ photographs from world wide: NPR

The sun is partially eclipsed when it rises over Lower Manhattan in New York on Thursday. Seth Wenig / AP Hide caption

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The sun is partially eclipsed when it rises over Lower Manhattan in New York on Thursday.

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An annular solar eclipse occurred on Thursday morning. Some viewers around the world saw the moon pass right in front of the sun, creating a “ring of fire” effect in the morning sky.

Observers living in other areas would only have seen a partial solar eclipse that makes the sun appear like a bright orange sickle.

If you didn’t wake up early enough to see the solar eclipse for yourself on Thursday, photographers from the US to Asia to Europe have snapped pictures of the formidable astronomical event.

The partially eclipsed sun next to Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square, London. Frank Augstein / AP Hide caption

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Photographers stand on the Edge observation deck as they watch a solar eclipse in New York City. Ed Jones / AFP via Getty Images Hide caption

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The sun is partially eclipsed as it sets over the horizon in Beijing. Ng Han Guan / AP Hide caption

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Students observe a partial lunar eclipse on Thursday in Roeselare, Belgium. Kurt Desplenter / Belga Mag / AFP via Getty Images Hide caption

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Students observe a partial lunar eclipse on Thursday in Roeselare, Belgium.

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