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'Ring of fire' sunrise solar eclipse seen over central Minnesota

Photos of the partial solar eclipse at sunrise, along with other sunrise shots, Thursday, June 10, 2021, over Round Lake north of Brainerd, Minn.

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The sun appears to have a small bite taken out of it due to a partial solar eclipse at sunrise Thursday, June 10, 2021, at the Round Lake public access on Ojibwa Road north of Brainerd. The photo was captured using an ISO-certified solar filter for safe eclipse viewing and photography. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch

The first solar eclipse of 2021, an annular solar eclipse, occurred Thursday, June 10. A "ring of fire" was visible around the moon from several regions across the world, a celestial phenomenon whereby the sun's halo is partially blocked by the lunar body, according to NASA.

A solar eclipse is an astronomical phenomenon that occurs when the moon moves between the sun and earth, fully or partially blocking the sun's light in some areas.

Growing up in the Brainerd lakes area I realized that I never wanted to leave, so it is a true blessing that I was able to find a job at the Dispatch doing something I love. As a visual journalist, I work in the mediums of photography and videography to bring our readers everything from sports, hard news, weather and local events to slice of life documentation of our coverage area.
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