Will the ring of fire eclipse be seen from the UK in 2021?
On Thursday morning, a RING OF FIRE solar eclipse will appear in the sky. Will the awe-inspiring spectacle be visible from the United Kingdom?
An annular eclipse will be seen over certain portions of the earth on Thursday, June 10. A total eclipse is different from an annular eclipse, sometimes known as a ring of fire eclipse.
Because the Moon is farther away from us than usual, it does not fully conceal the Sun, but it does make it appear smaller.
As a result, the Sun isn’t completely obscured, leaving a ring of fire around the perimeter.
The annular eclipse, however, will only be visible from a few locations around the world.
Unfortunately, the annular eclipse will not be visible in the United Kingdom this time.
The eclipse will primarily benefit North America, with experts predicting an annular eclipse across the United States and Canada on June 10.
While the Ring of Fire eclipse will be seen at its height in the United States and Canada, it will also be visible in Greenland, the North Pole, and areas of western Russia.
The eclipse on June 10 will peak around 11.41 a.m. BST, according to Time and Date.
A partial eclipse of the Sun will occur in the United Kingdom.
By 11.13 a.m. BST, the partial eclipse will have reached its peak.
The Moon will block out a fifth of the Sun in the UK, according to the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
“This eclipse will be a partial solar eclipse in the UK, which means the Sun’s light will not be fully blocked,” the astronomical club said.
“The Moon will cover around a quarter of the Sun in the UK, making it the country’s largest solar eclipse since 2015.”
Even when the Sun is obscured by the Moon, looking at it is exceedingly harmful.
“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.”
Amateur astronomers will be able to watch the event live on the Royal Observatory’s website. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”