In pictures: solar eclipse, 10 June 2021

On 10 June 2021 an annular solar eclipse was seen over Canada, Greenland and Siberia, while a partial solar eclipse appeared over the UK and other regions.

How to see the annular solar eclipse and the UK partial solar eclipse on 10 June 2021. Photo by MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP via Getty Images

On Thursday 10 June 2021, an annular solar eclipse –  or ‘ring of fire’ – was visible in the far northern hemisphere, sweeping from northern Canada across Greenland and the North Pole (the only eclipse of the century to do so) before ending over Siberia.


From these areas eclipse-chasers were able to appreciate the annular eclipse or so-called ‘ring of fire’ in full, but from the UK, north America, northern Europe and other parts of the world, viewers were treated instead to a beautiful partial solar eclipse.

Many eclipse chasers and BBC Sky at Night Magazine readers who were lucky enough to get a gap in the clouds got in touch to share their experiences and images of the solar eclipse.

Here are some of our favourites:

Images of the 10 June 2021 solar eclipse