Eclipse of the Sun What is a ring of fire eclipse on June 10?
On June 10, an annular eclipse, commonly known as a “ring of fire” eclipse, will occur across parts of the earth. What is a ring of fire eclipse, and how does it happen?
On June 10, a ring of fire solar eclipse will appear in the sky. The eclipse will primarily benefit North America, with astronomers predicting an annular eclipse over the United States and Canada. While the Ring of Fire eclipse will be visible at its height in the United States and Canada, it will be visible in all its splendour in other regions of the world.
The total ring of fire eclipse will be seen from Greenland, the North Pole, and areas of western Russia.
According to Time and Date, the eclipse on June 10 will peak around 11.41 a.m. BST.
However, those of us in the UK will only see a quarter of the Sun blocked, as the Moon will only cover a quarter of it.
However, there will be a ring of fire eclipse elsewhere.
An annular solar eclipse varies from a total solar eclipse in that the moon does not totally block the Sun due to the Moon’s distance from us being more than usual, making it appear smaller.
As a result, the Sun isn’t completely obscured, leaving a ring of fire around the perimeter.
“Because of its lesser size, the Moon is unable to obscure all of the Sun’s light,” according to Weather.com.
“Instead, Earth’s natural satellite merely obscures the Sun’s center, leaving its outside borders exposed and resulting in a ‘ring of fire’ effect in the sky.”
The Sun is still harmful to stare at, even with the Moon blocking the view.
“At the apex of this eclipse, the Sun’s centre will appear to be absent, and the dark Moon will appear to be ringed by the bright Sun,” NASA stated.
“Remember, even during an eclipse, never look straight at the Sun. When the Moon is at the far end of its eccentric orbit around the Earth, an annular eclipse occurs instead of a total eclipse.”
“It’s the most beautiful sort of partial solar eclipse, but it’s also the most dangerous,” NASA warned in Sky at Night magazine.
“All spectators must wear solar eclipse glasses at all times, and attempts to photograph the eclipse will necessitate the use of special solar filters.”