Pakistani cities to witness ring of fire solar eclipse on June 21

Saturday, 20 Jun, 2020

People are advised not to glare with bare eyes towards the sky during the solar eclipse be it morning or night as it may affect their sight. At some point during the eclipse, the Moon will undoubtedly be perfectly aligned in the centre of the Sun, placing the antumbra shadow of the Moon on the Earth and revealing a circle of brightness or "ring of fire" or annular shape (ring shape) of the Sun for us to witness.

Therefore, when the sun is obstructed by the moon, if the moon is close to earth, just like a finger held too close to the eye can obstruct views of large buildings, the moon will cover the sun entirely and people on earth witness a total solar eclipse.

Percentage Obscuration of Sun by Moon: About 35%.

How to watch solar eclipse on June 21? Though the solar eclipse happens in regular intervals, the annular/ partial solar eclipse is a sporadic phenomenon, and it occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun's, thus obscuring most of the Sun's light and make it appear like an annulus (ring).

In India, the obscuration of the Sun by the Moon at the time of greatest phase of the annular eclipse will be almost 98.6%.

Please note: An eclipse should not be seen with the naked eye, maintains NASA as it can cause damage to the eye. However this will only be partially visible from Coimbatore and the ring of fire will not be visible here, says Obuli Chandran, science educator and co-founder of Mango Education.

Another penumbral lunar eclipse will occur on November 29-30.

Wait! That's 600 million years after, at least more than hundred civilisations post the current one. However, we're sure there will be numerous captures taken by those who will be able to see the spectacular view, which will then be shared with the world.

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Sunday's eclipse will be visible from a track that goes across Most of Africa, Southeast Europe, Asia and Micronesia.

In Delhi, the eclipse will begin at 10:19 am and end at 01:48 pm, with the maximum phase occurring at around noon, the report has said.

"It's much more important to watch the weather forecasts a day or two before the eclipse and choose a location with the best chance of a cloud-free sky during the eclipse".

If you're not in the path of the eclipse, you can also watch a live stream of the eclipse online here.

Both Timeanddate.com and space agency Nasa will be streaming the event on their respective YouTube channels.

The trajectory of annular solar Eclipse will take place across Africa, Central Asia and South-East Asia. Annular solar eclipse is completely different from total solar eclipse.

The eclipse will happen only a couple of hours after the Moon enters the New Moon phase. The total solar eclipse will be visible from Chile, some areas of Argentina, some regions in South America, South-west Africa, and Antarctica. We know about the solar eclipse.

No doubt solar eclipses are highly interesting occurrences in nature.