‘Ring of Fire ‘ Solar Eclipse on June 21st and the Best Webcasts to Follow the Sky Event LIVE

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The sun is about to turn into a “ring of fire.”

On June 21st, the Moon will pass directly in front of the sun, producing an annular solar eclipse over Earth’s eastern hemisphere.

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‘Ring of fire’ solar eclipse 2020. Photographer Alexander Krivenyshev of WorldTimeZone.com captured this view of the “ring of fire” annular solar eclipse of Dec. 26, 2019 from Al Hofuf in Saudi Arabia. Picture: Alexander Krivenyshev

Annular eclipses are not total. Only about 99% of the solar disk will be covered. The remainder juts out around the Moon, creating a “ring of fire.”

The narrow path of annularity stretches from east Africa to the Pacific Ocean, with greatest coverage occurring over the Himalaya of northern India at 06:41 UT.

You remember the last ‘Ring of Fire’ eclipse? As the Sun began rising above the horizon, the the sun looked like a devil rising from the waters:

Graphic artist Larry Koehn created this animated preview for tomorrow’s eclipse:

A partial eclipse, in which a smaller fraction of the sun is covered, can be seen across a much wider area including parts of Europe, the Middle East, India, almost all of Asia, and northernmost Australia.

Observers, be careful! A partially eclipsed sun is still dangerously bright and should not be looked at through magnifying optics. Try projection techniques instead.

Because annular eclipses are not, technically, total, they are sometimes considered to be lesser events.

Decide for yourself … after watching this video of an annular eclipse at sunrise over western Australia on May 10, 2013:

Best webcasts to follow the solar eclipse LIVE

If you are not living or able to travel because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may want to watch the eclipse thanks to the following webcasts:

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Well lat time we had eclipse of sun was on DEC 31 2019 and we had so much quakes and super storms and locust attacks are connected to Jun 21 eclipse of sun and also World War 3 will start in two fronts same locations you see China and India disputes and ready for world war 3 same time Iran will be witness it as well. USA is ready to Nuke Iran to stone ages. Russia and China in next 10 year will be doubling Atomic arsenal as well. I already predicted world war 3 now with over 43 India Army is killed and China told Kim blow up neutral zone
    so with great famine of world and collapse of all world economic. We need war to make more jobs for citizens?

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