The moon sweeps gently in front of the glaring sun in the heels of June solstice, on the day Father’s Day was being celebrated around the globe.
Many Asian countries saw this exciting phenomenon either in full or just a part of it because of the weather conditions.
This new moon swept gently right in front of the sun on Sunday, June 21, 2020, and staged an annular ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse for a narrow but long slice of the world’s Eastern Hemisphere. A much larger swath of Earth saw varying degrees of a partial solar eclipse.
If you are watching the eclipse in your sky, proper eye protection must be used throughout the entire solar eclipse. That’s because an annular eclipse is, essentially, a partial eclipse. Like a total eclipse of the sun, the new moon will move directly in front of the sun. Unlike a total solar eclipse, the new moon during an annular eclipse is too far away to cover the solar disk completely. At mid-eclipse, an annulus – or thin ring – of the sun’s surface will surround the new moon silhouette.
No matter where you are, use proper eye protection at all times during a solar eclipse