Solar Eclipse 2020: Annular Solar Eclipse Will Be Visible On June 21

James Marshall
June 10, 2020

Partial solar eclipses happen when the Moon is not perfectly in line with the two and casts only the outer part of its shadow, the penumbra, on Earth. This one is going to be an annular eclipse.

The annular eclipse will begin in the Democratic Republic of Congo at 4:45 UTC (12:45 PM ET) and sweep through South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Eritrea before crossing over the Red Sea into the Arabian Peninsula. However, since the new Moon is nearly at apogee or its farthest distance from Earth, it only covers 99 percent of the Sun, causing the fiery star's perimeter to appear as a very bright ring, or annulus, around the Moon's umbra.

These were the details of the news Saudi Arabia to witness annular solar eclipse on June 21 for this day.

As we all know, a solar eclipse occurs when the Moon comes in between the Sun and the Earth, obscuring the sunlight briefly from reaching our planet.

Image of annular solar eclipse of December 2019.

Take note: An eclipse should not be seen with the naked eye as it can cause damage to the eye. As the Moon is smaller in size than the Sun, the latter appears as an annulus or very bright ring of light that surrounds the dark Moon. The end of the full eclipse will be witnessed at 14:02:17 pm, and then the partial eclipse at 15:04:01 pm.

The center said that the eclipse will be seen in Makkah region, covering 70.88 percent with a total duration of two hours and 27 minutes.

There are different types of beliefs in the country about the eclipse.

Both visibility and timing of the eclipse are dependent on location. According to TimeAndDate, the annular solar eclipse will be visible at the first location on June 21, 2020, at around 9:15 AM IST and will be visible at the last location on at around 3:04 PM IST.

The June 21 solar eclipse will be visible in India as well as much of Asia, Africa, the Pacific, and the Indian Ocean.

Check out the NASA page that describes the visibility based on location with the help of a map here.

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