We know that you might have heard a lot about the upcoming solar eclipse. But we are here to tell what’s so special about this ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse. The ‘ring of fire’ will be visible this weekend in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. So, if you are currently in these parts of the world, we’ll say you’re quite lucky. As you’ll be able to witness the most dramatic solar eclipse of the decade.
This event will take place on Sunday, June 21, 2020. And this is gonna be the shortest and deepest annular solar eclipse of 2020. So, now we know that you’re probably wondering about what is this ‘ring of fire’? We know about the solar eclipse. But what’s this new term? Okay! So, we have your back. And in this article, we’ll tell you all about the solar eclipse that the Earth will observe.
What is the ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse?
It’s a celestial event that happens when a new moon is furthest away from Earth on its elliptical orbit, meaning that it doesn’t completely cover the sun’s disk. Thus, we can say that this event is basically the opposite of the supermoon. So, if anyone who wishes to see this event live, they should wear protective glasses to prevent damage to the eyesight.
When and where will the solar eclipse occur?
The solar eclipse will be first visible at sunrise in the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Then it can be witnessed higher in the sky in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Yemen, Oman, Pakistan, India, Tibet, China, and Taiwan.
What not to miss if you want to witness the ‘ring of fire’ eclipse live?
If you are one of those who are curious to witness this eclipse should not miss the ring around the sun that will be visible only for one minute. And this scene is what makes this eclipse so spectacular. It is because 99 percent of the sun will be obscured, making it appear like a total solar eclipse. Not only this, but you should also catch a glimpse of the sun’s outer atmosphere, the corona. It is a white-hot layer that’s impossible to see, at any other time.
When will the next ‘ring of fire’ eclipse occur?
It will next be visible on June 10, 2021, in North America, and it will be visible at sunrise from northern Ontario and northern Quebec. According to researchers, the best place to catch the glimpse of this event since 2012 will be in a small plane above Polar Bear Provincial Park. But, if you are not available in North America, no need to worry! Because it will turn up in Greenwich also.
However, it’s worth noting that while the “ring of fire” eclipse is impressive, nothing quite beats a total eclipse. If you found this article informative, do share it with your companions. Because knowledge is always worth sharing. Also, if you have any info about the upcoming eclipse, do share it with us in the comments section below.