On Thursday, people across the Northern Hemisphere who woke up early enough had a chance to experience an annular or partial eclipse of the sun.

A solar eclipse happens when the moon moves between the sun and Earth, casting a shadow on Earth, fully or partially blocking the sun’s light in some areas; this creates a "ring of fire" look.

Berkshire Eagle photographer Stephanie Zollshan took these photos at 5:30 a.m. Thursday at the Country Club of Pittsfield.

Did you get photos of the solar eclipse this morning? Send them to Lindsey Hollenbaugh at lhollenbaugh@berkshireeagle.com to be included in our photo collection. 

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Stephanie Zollshan has been a photojournalist for The Berkshire Eagle since 2011. She is a Boston University graduate whose work has been featured in publications around the world. Stephanie can be reached at szollshan@berkshireeagle.com.