Solar Eclipse is a special natural phenomenon where the moon comes directly between the Earth and Sun, thereby eclipsing the Sun and forming a dark ring over it. There are three types of solar eclipses which can be classified into a total solar eclipse, partial solar eclipse, and an annular solar eclipse. The best part is that 2020 is a year of solar eclipses where we will see all the three types.
It should be also noted that solar eclipses could be dangerous to watch from regular eyes and one must use all the protective measures white witnessing the event. There will be an annular solar eclipse in June and astronomers are excited to witness it. Here is everything you need to know about the Solar eclipse June 2020 date, time, schedule, duration, list of places it can be seen, and safety measures to protect your eyes from any damage.
Solar Eclipse June 2020 Date, Time and Schedule
Solar eclipse will happen this month on Sunday, June 21 and it will be an annular type of eclipse. The 21 June solar eclipse will start from 9:15 am IST and will be visible till 3:04 pm IST where the maximum darkness will happen at 12:10 pm. It means that the June solar eclipse will stay for around 6 hours where the shadow of the moon will cover the sun and engulf it into a ring of darkness.
Are you ready for the Solar Eclipse on June 21, 2020?
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Which Places can watch the Solar Eclipse?
The solar eclipse happening on June 21 will be visible over several Asian countries including India, Pakistan and China. African countries such as Central African Republic, Congo and Ethiopia will also be able to witness the solar eclipse. It is an eclipse season where a lunar eclipse occurred on June 5, moon conjunction on June 8, and another penumbral lunar eclipse will happen on July 5 next month.
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Not to be missed this June 2020:
June 5 – Strawberry Moon and a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
June 8 – Conjunction of Moon, Jupiter and Saturn
June 20 – Summer Solstice (Longest day of the Year)
June 21 – Annular Solar Eclipse (Ring of Fire) pic.twitter.com/uHAsIa4hwP
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Solar Eclipse Safety Measures and How to Protect your Eyes?
It could be very harmful to watch the solar eclipse with the naked eyes without any type of safety devices. There are special types of protective glasses which can be used to see the Sun during a solar eclipse. One can also use binoculars, telescope, cardboard paper or even an X-ray paper to watch the solar eclipse without damaging your eyes from the radiation.