"Ring of fire" solar eclipse to take place on June 21

  19 June 2020    Read: 1221
  "Ring of fire"  solar eclipse to take place on June 21

Some parts of the world will see the sun turn into a "ring of fire" on Sunday, June 21, AzVision.az reports citing Business Insider.

The full annular eclipse will be visible across parts of Africa and Asia, but you can also follow the action online.

The first of two 2020 solar eclipses will turn the sun into a glowing "ring of fire" on June 21. People along a narrow band of the world will have the chance to see the rare eclipse firsthand.

An annular solar eclipse happens when the moon is too far away from us to completely hide the sun, leaving a circle of brightness around the moon. That is how it gets the poetic "ring of fire" nickname.

The full annular eclipse will be visible from parts of Africa and Asia. "A narrow stripe from Africa to the Pacific Ocean will see the Moon in front of the Sun (blocking 99.4% of the Sun at its peak in northern India) such that only a bright ring is visible," NASA said in a skywatching update for June. 


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