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A Stunning, Rare 'Ring Of Fire' Eclipse Will Appear After Summer Solstice This Month

A Stunning, Rare 'Ring Of Fire' Eclipse Will Appear After Summer Solstice This Month

Astronomers say that it is a special kind of solar eclipse that only occurs when a new moon is furthest away from Earth on its elliptical orbit, thereby doesn't cover the sun completely.

A large number of astronomers believe that Moon is a product of a nearly mortal blow the Earth sustained more than 4 billion years ago. The Moon is a result of that collision that produced a debris cloud that eventually coalesced into our moon. The Sun is also a primordial ball of gas and dust, very similar to our Earth. 



 

While we do understand that all the celestial objects were placed in the sky for a certain purpose, but we cannot help but marvel at the show they put together for us at times. It almost seems like the spectacle is put together for us to able to appreciate it. We will be able to witness one such show on June 21 where an Annular Solar eclipse is going to take place, reported Disclose Tv. Last year on December 26, people in the Middle East, India, and Southeast Asia glimpsed the "Christmas Eclipse" where they saw a glowing circle around the moon for a few minutes through solar eclipse glasses.



 

This time, on June 21, 2020, a similar phenomenon will happen and will be visible from Africa, the Middle East, India, and China. This will also be the shortest and deepest annular solar eclipse of 2020.  So what is the ring of fire annular solar eclipse? Astronomers say that it is a special kind of solar eclipse that only occurs when a new moon is furthest away from Earth on its elliptical orbit, thereby it doesn't cover the Sun completely. If you are planning on watching the eclipse, we highly recommend wearing solar eclipse glasses all the time to avoid the threat of blindness. It can be a pretty dangerous event if you don't take proper precautions. 



 

The annular eclipse on June 21 will take place on a narrow path of annularity" across Africa and Asia. According to experts, the 'ring of fire' will be visible at sunrise in the Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and later in the day in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Yemen, Oman, Pakistan, India, Tibet, China, and Taiwan. The ring will be visible for a maximum of about one minute. While it might not sound much, this is exactly why the phenomenon is a once-in-a-lifetime watch.



 

What makes 'ring of fire' solar eclipse more special than other eclipses is because the Sun will be 99% obscured, so it’s almost a total solar eclipse. Other annular solar eclipses make it pretty dark before the "ring of fire" is visible and before that, it is also the only time when we get a glimpse at Sun's outer atmosphere, the Corona, which is impossible to see otherwise. 



 

 

The next solar eclipse will again take place on December 14, 2020, and will be most visible from Chile and Argentina. 

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