A closer look at ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse

ABC News' Rob Marciano boarded an airplane to get close to the rare partial solar eclipse that lit up the morning sky Thursday.
1:03 | 06/10/21

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What a ride, Michael. I hope you got a look. I'm sure it was spectacular from the ground but I got on board with 37 other eclipse enthusiasts on this plane. What did you think of the eclipse on "Gma"? I mean some of these guys have been to all of them the past like 30 years. They are definitely addicts to say the least. We got up there. This is a rare eclipse over the northeast part of the country and north pole so we had to get on a plane and go into Canada so we could see the annularity. Not quite total because the moon is just a little farther away than 2017 but enough to get the ring of fire which was spectacular. Very bright. About three-quarters of the atmosphere is below where the plane was flying so it was really, really bright but nonetheless very spectacular. The next one coming in 2024. That's going to be the next American eclipse. Great warm-up for that. That one a lot of people will be able to see from the ground. I know you guys are looking forward to it as well. We certainly is. That was something else. Thank you, rob, for sharing that.

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