The of 2021 is visible to the Northern Hemisphere on Thursday morning. 

The eclipse will appear as a “sunrise event,” with the passing between the and the and partially obscuring the star from view and leaving its outer ring exposed.

The annular “ring of fire” eclipse is set to be best viewed by residents of parts of Canada, Greenland and northern Russia, .

However, in the eastern U.S. and northern Alaska, a partial – without the annulus or “ring of fire” – is expected to occur, appearing as if the moon has taken a “bite” out of the sun.

Much of Canada and parts of the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and northern Africa also only get to see a partial eclipse.

Livestreams for the event began in the early morning and viewers in the eastern U.S. were advised to get a clear view of the eastern horizon to observe it.

TOPSHOT - This composite image shows the moon as it moves in front of the sun in a rare "ring of fire" solar eclipse as seen from Tanjung Piai in Malaysia on December 26, 2019. (Photo by Sadiq ASYRAF / AFP) (Photo by SADIQ ASYRAF/AFP via Getty Images)

TOPSHOT – This composite image shows the moon as it moves in front of the sun in a rare "ring of fire" solar eclipse as seen from Tanjung Piai in Malaysia on December 26, 2019. (Photo by Sadiq ASYRAF / AFP) (Photo by SADIQ ASYRAF/AFP via Getty Images)

that the use of special eclipse glasses would be necessary to avoid the threat of blindness.

The event was anticipated to last for around an hour and 40 minutes, , with the “ring of fire” phase lasting almost four minutes at every point .

The outlet noted that northerly and easterly locations would see a deeper and longer partial eclipse, lasting for more than an hour over New York City at a magnitude of 80%.

The maximum eclipse over the Big Apple would happen at 5:32 a.m. ET, according to .

The new moon will be visible at 6:53 a.m. ET, according to NASA.

From Washington, D.C., the agency noted the moon would block around 80% of the sun as it rises at 5:42 a.m. ET, rising higher and eventually ending around 6:29 a.m. ET.

If the weather does not permit a shot of the eclipse or interested parties live in an area without a clear view, the next and final solar eclipse of the year will , with totality only visible from Antarctica and southern Africa.

NASA and the Italy-based also streamed the event at the same time.

The next total solar eclipse visible from the U.S. will be on Apr. 8, 2024.

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