This Sunday we will be witnessing an unusual space event from our planet. On June 21, 2020, this year’s first Solar Eclipse is going to take place. What makes it special is the fact that it will not be a partial or complete solar eclipse. This means you will be able to see a ring of fire during the annular solar eclipse. Mark your calendars for June 21 and get ready with your filter glasses in order to see the celestial event.
In the build-up to the event, NASA has shared an incredible video, showing what the ‘ring of fire’ sun will look like.
NASA live stream 2020 annular solar eclipse
The annular solar eclipse is not a usual event. It occurs when the moon is very far from Earth in the line of sight. Hence, it is not able to cover the sun completely. This results in the formation of a fiery ring just outside the area of the darkened moon. Previously in the early morning of 2013 May 10, from Western Australia, the Moon was between the Earth and the rising Sun. The official website of Timeanddate will be broadcasting the entire event live this Sunday. You can directly watch the event live on our webcast page.
At times, it is hard for the uninformed to understand what is happening. In an annular eclipse, the Moon is too far from the Earth to block the entire Sun, and at most leaves a ring of fire where sunlight pours out around every edge of the Moon. The upcoming annular solar eclipse may be able to finish the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, according to new research.
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Suryapratim Ray is an engineer, author, robotics hobbyist, and an active Quoran. Being a technical blogger, he covers the good, bad, and ugly of science on a regular basis at Sciencenews18. In addition to his passion for writing, he’s equally keen on learning classical music.