Prepare for a ‘weird and dramatic’ Ring of Fire eclipse this week, according to solar eclipse 2021.
AN ANNULAR eclipse will swoop down on the Sun later this week, creating a spectacular Ring of Fire spectacle around most of North America. Everything you need to know about the astronomical phenomenon may be found right here.
The Sun is poised to have its own stunning eclipse, following on the heels of the May 26 Blood Moon. The Moon will pass squarely in front of the Sun, obscuring only a piece of its face and producing a fiery halo in the sky. The event is expected to be seen across much of North America, including areas of the United States and Canada, with some partial eclipse viewable in Russia, Asia, and Europe, according to astronomers.
On Thursday, June 10, the eclipse will appear early in the morning.
The “strange and dramatic” event will take place in the early morning hours of Eastern Time, according to the Maine Farmers’ Almanac.
The Sun will be blocked around sundown for those who are lucky enough to be in the eclipse’s path.
The eclipse will start at 5.24 a.m. EST and last for nearly an hour and six minutes.
Maximum eclipse coverage is scheduled for 5.32 a.m. EST, with the event wrapping up about 6.30 a.m. EST.
“The viewing zone will lie anyplace north and east of a line roughly running from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, to Evansville, Indiana, reaching on to the Atlantic coast near Savannah, Georgia,” according to the Farmers’ Almanac.
“If the sky is clear where you are, the rising Sun will appear slightly dented, deeply crescent-shaped, or ring-shaped, depending on where you are.”
The Sun will take on the shape of a bright crescent for viewers in the New York States, New England, and parts of southern Ontario and Quebec.
“Toronto will have 86 percent of the Sunâ€TMs diameter eclipsed, 85 percent in Montreal, and 80 percent in New York and Boston,” according to the almanac.
According to the Royal Observatory Greenwich, some partial eclipse will be seen in the UK.
At 11:13 a.m. BST, nearly 25% of the Sun will be veiled.
The relative sizes of the Moon and the Sun are about the same due to a fortunate astronomical coincidence.
That is why we occasionally see total eclipses, in which the Moon completely blocks out the Sun for a few minutes.
However, because the Moon’s orbit around the Earth is not entirely round, the Moon is.