This weekend, the “ring of fire” that the moon has left in the sky above the sun can be seen in online broadcasts.
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On June 21, one of the most impressive natural spectacles takes place, which can be seen in the sky since the beginning of human history. It is the next ring-shaped solar eclipse, also known as the “fire ring”, which can be seen live in the regions of Asia and Africa.
Solar eclipses occur when the moon is between the earth and the sunthat completely or partially covers the visibility of the sun for a viewer on earth. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the apparent diameter of the moon is smaller than that of the sun, which is why a ring of sunlight forms when it overlaps.
Solar eclipse. Photo: Depositphotos.com
“Because the moon is further away from the earth, it appears smaller. It blocks all views of the sun. The moon in front of the sun looks like a dark disk on a larger, solar-colored disk. This creates what it looks like a ring around the moon, “said NASA, as reported by digital media The universe.
The space agency also warned you never to look directly at a solar eclipse without special protective equipment, as this can cause eye damage.
This weekend the moon blocks 99% of the sun and highlights the edges so it looks like a ring of fire. The central path of the June 21 solar eclipse will be different parts of the African continent, including the Central African Republic, Congo and Ethiopia; in the Asia will cross in Pakistan, India and China. The solar eclipse is considered partial in parts of Southeast Europe, in large parts of Asia and at sunset Australia.
Although the phenomenon can only be observed physically in the locations listed above, NASA and the Virtual Telescope Project are responsible for broadcasting the event through their respective social networks and websites so that everyone can see it.
In Mexico, the solar eclipse begins on Sunday at 1:42 a.m. and is expected to end at 4:00 a.m. the same morning.
Spectators of the 1991 total solar eclipse in Mexico. Photo about unknown Mexico.
When will such a phenomenon be visible in Mexico (Great Eclipse of North America)?
Monday, April 8, 2024 A total solar eclipse will occur and be visible in North America, which is why it has been called the Great Solar Eclipse of North America. Since the diameter of the moon appears to be larger than that of the sun, the satellite completely covers all direct sunlight and turns the day into darkness. It is the first of its kind in Mexico since 1991.
The great solar eclipse of North America will lead through the Mexican states of Sinaloa, Durango and Coahuila. It will be visible from anywhere in the national territory. In the United States, it will be visible in Texas, Oklahoma, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Vermont.