A solar eclipse formed a “ring of fire” on Saturday on a trail from Oregon to Texas before moving down to Mexico, Central America, Colombia, and Brazil.
Crowds gathered along a 125-mile wide path to watch the “moment of annularity,” when the moon was directly in front of the sun, leaving a halo of light. Annular eclipses happen when the moon is at its farthest point from the earth. During these moments—which lasted more than four minutes in some places—the light dims and the air cools.
Unfortunately, some parts of the country were overcast when the eclipse took place, but nonetheless, here are some of our favorite photos and videos:
We're getting our first views of the "ring of fire"!
Here's a look at the annular solar eclipse from Albuquerque, N.M., as the Moon nearly (but not completely) covers up the Sun. pic.twitter.com/SCW8r77FG4
— NASA (@NASA) October 14, 2023
"What an incredible sight… Oh, that's just perfect."
— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) October 14, 2023
And with that, #SolarEclipse2023 has traveled from Oregon to Texas.
— NOAA Satellites (@NOAASatellites) October 14, 2023
— NWS Elko (@NWSElko) October 14, 2023
Last night on KHOU 11 News at 10, Chief Meteorologist @DavidPaulKHOU said that if you stand under a tree, the #RingOfFire #eclipse could be seen on the ground through holes in leaves. Here's what that looked like! Share your photos with us by texting them to 713-526-1111! pic.twitter.com/0WoNhDXuR0
— KHOU 11 News Houston (@KHOU) October 14, 2023