This eclipse is unusual. It’s an annular or “ring of fire” eclipse, which means the moon is too far from Earth to fully block the sun, but will fit entirely within it. It will also cross over the North Pole, so it first will travel north, then south. While people in parts of Canada and Russia will experience the full “ring of fire” effect of the eclipse, those living on the East Coast of the United States may be able to briefly experience a partial solar eclipse, a nice preview of the total solar eclipse that will cross the United States in 2024. Read more about astronomy events to look forward to here.