Solar eclipse this year will turn the Sun into a spectacular glowing ring of fire. Lifehacker explained that a solar eclipse is one of the most waited space events where people come together, emptying buildings and spilling out onto the streets. According to CNET's latest report, the full annular eclipse will be visible across parts of Asia and Africa.
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The space event will happen on June 21 or June 20, depending on the location; those who are along a narrow band of the world are lucky since they will have the chance to watch the rare solar eclipse first hand. However, not everyone across the globe gets a chance to view the wonderful space event since they didn't look directly into the sun, while others used eye protection for safety measures.
According to Lifehacker's explained that the "ring of fire" eclipse is actually an event when the moon and sun are aligned in the sky at night, but, unlike a normal eclipse, the moon won't entirely cover the sun which makes the sun looks like a ring of fire. Lifehacker provided some tips from the associate director for science in the heliophysics science division at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Alex Young.
He also mentioned that after two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse, solar eclipses occur.
Solar eclipse 2020 will also be visible in Asia and Africa: Here's how to watch the 'Ring of Fire'
The partial solar eclipse will start at 11:45 p.m. EST on June 20, ending at 5:34 a.m. EST on June 21. Before the annular eclipse starts at 12:37 a.m. EST, there will be a break for a few hours. The peak of the 2020 solar eclipse will begin at 2:40 a.m. EST and will end around 4:32 a.m. EST. You can view more specific instructions, including the time and place, by visiting TimeAndDate.com.
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The total solar eclipse will only be visible over the southern Arabian Peninsula, central Africa, Northern India, Pakistan, and South Central China. Meanwhile, Asia, South and East Europe, northern Australia, Africa, parts of Indian and Pacific Oceans will only have a partial solar eclipse.
However, if you are located in places where the solar eclipse is visible, safety measures must be taken. Eyes could be damaged when they are used to look directly into the sun at any time of the day. Correct filters used in telescope, binoculars, and cameras must be ensured. Since a new set of international safety regulations came into effect, solar eclipse glasses are no longer considered safe. For more specific safety instructions, you can visit the American Astronomical Society (AAS) website.