Northerners headed out to see the solar eclipse. Here's how it turned out

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Northerners went out to catch a glimpse of a burning ring of fire in the sky during the recent solar eclipse early Thursday morning.

It was a particularly special solar event as the annular eclipse, which refers to the ring of the sun that became visible around the moon for a few moments, won’t happen again for another several years.

In Inuvik, N.W.T., two high school teachers at East Three Secondary School, CJ Parr and Michael Bodnar, put on a viewing event for the community, particularly for students, to view the eclipse using Parr’s telescope. Special glasses needed to watch the solar event were provided as well. 

Students in Inuvik wear special glasses to view the solar eclipse. Teachers at

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