The first solar eclipse in 2021 will show a ‘ring of fire’ in the sky

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An annual solar eclipse in 2011.

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On the morning of June 10, a dark new moon slips in front of the sun, resulting in a partial solar eclipse visible over large parts of North America and Europe. The most fortunate celestial spectators in a narrow section of Canada and Siberia get the chance to watch the most dramatic part of the show “Ring of Fire” effect It comes from the moon that covers everything except the edges of the sun.

The scientific name for this is an annual solar eclipse, which is slightly different from a total solar eclipse – when the moon is at the correct distance from Earth to completely cover the sun. total solar eclipse a The biggest show in North America in 2017, we will get it and the other in 2024.

The path of an event such as the Eye of Sauron is known as the Path of the Year, in which case it passes through some remote and uninhabited regions, including northern Canada, Greenland, and the Frick Arctic. Add in the COVID travel restrictions above all else, and very few people can see the actual ring of fire.

Your best at this point is to drop some coins or try to finish your way Sky and Telescope charter flight from Minnesota To see the eclipse from the air.

The good news for millions of others is that partial eclipses from the northern and eastern parts of North America will still be visible for a while. Much of Europe. The animation below from NASA provides a good estimate of when and where you know. The largest shadow around the world represents the day side from the night side, while the lightest secondary shadow knows where and when a partial eclipse will occur. The path of the year is indicated by a small red area.


June 10 annual solar eclipse path.

NASA

Another rare feature of this eclipse is that it occurs near sunrise in many places. This means that on a beautiful, flat horizon to the east, like a waterfall, the sun may appear to have horns as it rolls over its usual curved disk.

“Good places to see these events are around Thunder Bay, Salt Ste Marie, Toronto, Philadelphia, New York City and Atlantic City.” Michael Geller explains From GreatAmericanEclipse.com. “Elsewhere, you can see the sunrise appear as a shark paddle like Ottawa, Montreal and Boston.”

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Where to look in North America.

Michael Geller, GreatAmerican Eclipse.com

Remember, even during an eclipse (especially) never look directly at the sun without proper eye protection. Blind ball still there.

The American Astronomical Society has this Authorization Guide When viewing the eclipse safely using a filter, observer, or older Draft hole method.

For most of us who are unable to take the annual road at this time, we plan to move to the western United States on October 14, 2023, when the Ring of Fire will reappear.

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