Digital Desk, New Delhi. This year’s first annular solar eclipse or Ring of Fire will be visible on June 10 which is tomorrow. This celestial event is going to happen a few days after the first Super Blood Moon and total lunar eclipse of the year. The first blood moon of the year was seen on 26 May. According to the map published by NASA, people will be able to see the Ring of Fire only in parts of Canada, Greenland and northern Russia.
In India, the solar eclipse
In most places, this event of solar eclipse will start from 01:42 pm Indian time and it will be at its peak at 06:41 pm. NASA and TimeDate.com have both published live stream links of the solar eclipse so that everyone can watch this rare celestial event online on June 10.
A global map of the shadow path for the June 10, 2021 annular solar eclipse. Times are in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
What is an annular solar eclipse?
A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon comes between the Sun and the Earth. On the other hand, it is called an annular solar eclipse when the Moon, being far away from the Earth, comes between the Earth and the Sun in such a way that the entire center of the Sun is covered by the Moon’s shadow, but the area outside the Sun remains illuminated. is. In this situation, the Moon covers up to 97% of the Sun. During this event, the Sun appears to shine like a ring of fire when viewed from Earth. It is also called Ring of Fire.
Actually, the moon revolves around the earth in an elliptical orbit. Because of this, the distance of the moon from the earth always keeps on increasing. When a solar eclipse occurs on June 10, the moon will be at the farthest distance from the Earth. This is called apogee in the language of science. Because of this, the size of the moon appears slightly smaller than normal. Due to its small size, the moon will not be able to completely cover the sun and some light from the edges of the moon’s surface will continue to fall on the earth. When viewed from Earth, it will look like a red sphere.
What are the precautions to be taken while watching the solar eclipse
The solar eclipse should never be seen with the naked eye. Because the sun’s rays can damage your eyes. Use only specially made glasses to watch the solar eclipse. Never watch a solar eclipse with ordinary glasses. You can also safely watch a solar eclipse with the help of a pinhole projector. You will find easy ways to make a pinhole projector on the internet.