Nature is delightful and yet there is such a great amount of things to comprehend about nature. Each moment something phenomenal is happening across the world. Be that as it may, there is one another world past our vision i.e. Our Space. Space is something which is void, endless, and a lot greater than the human could possibly comprehend. Our Solar system is one of the smaller pieces of our universe where our only parent star-Sun is present alongside planets, moons, space rocks, meteoroids, and comets. There are numerous phenomenal wonders that happen regularly in our planetary system like Solar Eclipse, Lunar Eclipse, Conjunction, Opposition, and so forth. From all these wonderful phenomena, one and the most awesome marvel is Annular Solar Eclipse.

An Annular Solar Eclipse happens when the moon covers the Sun’s center and leaves the Sun’s visible edges to form “Ring of Fire” or Annulus around the moon.”

Eclipses don’t occur at each new moon as the moon’s orbit is tilted a little more than 5 degrees comparative with Earth’s orbit around the sun. Because of this, the moon’s shadow, for the most part, passes either above or beneath Earth. Therefore, solar eclipse doesn’t happen for the most part.

Every year solar eclipse happens at least twice and once in a while it can even surpass to five times in a year. A new moon adjusts itself in simply such a manner to obscure the sun. Contingent upon how intently the new moon moves towards a node will decide if the particular eclipse is central or partial. After a particular interim of time, an eclipse will reappear or return. This interval is known as the Saros cycle and was referred to, as far back as the times of the early Chaldean cosmologists approximately 28 centuries ago.

On June 21st, 2020, The Annular Solar Eclipse can be seen from parts of Africa that incorporate the Central African Republic, Congo, and Ethiopia. This phenomenal phenomenon can be even observed from certain parts of South Pakistan, North India, and China. The solar eclipse can likewise be seen by individuals of South/East Europe and Northern Australia. Individuals can appreciate the characteristic marvel of – “The Great Ring OF Fire”

The above picture shows the eclipse shadow from west to east. The shadowed area shows the area of umbra and penumbra region from where people can witness the “The great ring of fire”.

At what time it will be visible in Delhi?

Event UTC Time Time in New Delhi*
First location to see the partial eclipse begin 21 Jun, 03:45:58 21 Jun, 09:15:58
First location to see the full eclipse begin 21 Jun, 04:47:45 21 Jun, 10:17:45
Maximum Eclipse 21 Jun, 06:40:04 21 Jun, 12:10:04
Last location to see the full eclipse end 21 Jun, 08:32:17 21 Jun, 14:02:17
Last location to see the partial eclipse end 21 Jun, 09:34:01 21 Jun, 15:04:01
21ST June 2020 South/East Europe, Asia, North Australia, Africa, Pacific, Indian Ocean
14th Dec 2020 South Africa, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
10th June 2021 Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, Atlantic and Arctic Ocean
4th Dec 2021 South Australia, South Africa, South America, Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Ocean
30th April 2022 South/West America, Pacific and Atlantic Ocean, Antarctica

“Safety must be the prior objective!”

As a solar eclipse draws near, we ought to give a set of advice and warnings against taking a gander at the sun with naked eyes. Eclipses are perilous whenever seen with uncovered eyes.

It’s the sun that is dangerous — all the time! 

The sun continually radiates undetectable infrared beams that can harm our eyes. The most secure approach to see a solar eclipse is to develop a “pinhole camera.” A pinhole or little opening is utilized to shape a picture of the sun on a screen set at certain separation behind the opening. Binoculars or a little telescope mounted on a tripod can likewise be utilized to extend an amplified picture of the sun onto a white card. The farther away the card is, the bigger you can center the picture. This technique for the solar survey is sheltered insofar as we recollect not to glance through the binoculars or telescope when they are highlighted the sun.

There are a few solar filters that are Acceptable for independent visual solar observations that incorporate aluminized Mylar. Mylar channel material is uncommonly intended for solar observations.

Unsatisfactory filters incorporate shades, old shading film negatives, a highly contrasting film that contains no silver, photographic neutral density filters and polarizing filters. Despite the fact that these materials have low obvious light transmittance levels. It transmits an unsatisfactorily significant level of near-infrared radiation that can cause a thermal retinal burn. The fact that the sun seems diminished, or that you feel no inconvenience when taking a look at the sun through these kinds of filters, is no assurance that your eyes are secure or sheltered.

There is one time when you can securely take a look at the sun-During an absolute eclipse when the sun’s disk is totally covered.

For those couple of valuable seconds or minutes, the glorious corona of the sun shines forth in all of its glory surrounding the obscured sun; a brilliant edge of silvery-white light. It varies in size, in tints, and pattern from eclipse to eclipse. It is always delicate and very faint to look at, with a sheen like a pale aurora. It has a variable appearance. At times it has a delicate continuous look. Be that as it may, when the sun again starts to emerge out, the corona rapidly vanishes and we have to ensure to secure and protect our eyes once more.

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