How and when to see the ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse

How and when to see the ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse

How and when to see the ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse

Happening just after the "supermoon, red blood moon, lunar eclipse" last month, astronomy lovers can get excited for another celestial event on June 10 - the "ring of fire" solar eclipse.

A dramatic partial solar eclipse was witnessed in Caithness on March 20, 2015 when around 90 per cent the sun was obscured by the moon at around 9.30am. This is known as a partial solar eclipse, and it will look as if the Moon took a circular bite out of the Sun. If it is at its closest point to Earth then it can block out most of the Sun's rays - a total eclipse.

The event will begin just before 10:00 BST when the Moon starts to pass between the Sun and Earth. In places that fall directly along the eclipse's path, in this case parts of Canada, Greenland and northern Russian Federation, skywatchers will see an annular eclipse - when the Moon blocks out all of the sun except its fiery outer edges, earning it the name "ring of fire". You shouldn't look directly at the sun at any time, it can cause damage to your eyes.

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People in parts of Canada, Greenland and northern Russian Federation will be able to see the full eclipse.

In other places, including parts of the American East and northern Alaska, much of Canada, and parts of the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and northern Africa, viewers with eclipse-watching gear will see a crescent Sun, NASA reported.

When the two briefly layer on top of one another, a bright "ring of fire" will appear to burn along the perimeter of the moon where the sun shines through.

The delicate retina cells can be damaged by the sun's rays, which remain powerful even during an eclipse.

It's estimated that tomorrow we'll see approx 31% of the sun obscured by the moon.

Particles in Earth's atmosphere can also affect the sun's colors. Since there are objects closer to us in the foreground, our brains compare them to the rising sun, creating the illusion that it is larger near the horizon.

Mr Edmonds advises people seek treatment from an eye care professional if anyone notices any changes in vision after viewing the eclipse. Solar filters are especially important if you're using cameras, binoculars, or telescopes, which magnify light from the sun.

"For the big partial-eclipse sunrise in northeastern North America, a little bit of good fortune will be required". "This produces spectacular sunrise colors but also means there's more chance of clouds blocking the view". The kind of solar eclipse depends on where the the Moon is as it doesn't travel around Earth in a ideal circle. Another method for safely viewing the eclipse is to use a pinhole projector, according to AL.com. On October 14, 2023, an annular eclipse will sweep across the continental United States, from OR down through Texas and into South America, with a partial eclipse visible across almost all of both continents. At any given point along the path, the eclipse will be visible for a maximum length of 3 minutes and 51 seconds.

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