The first solar eclipse of this year will occur on June 10. This will be an annular or partial solar eclipse, which means that the moon will not completely cover the sun, but will position itself in such a way that the outer edge of the sun can be seen from the earth. This will form a spectacular “ring of fire” around the moon. But most people in India will not be able to experience it because cosmic events will only be visible in parts of Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh. In most regions, the eclipse event will begin at 1:42 pm and end at 6:41 pm (IST).
Solar eclipse 2021: visible area
In Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh, the loop phase will start at 3:30 pm and continue until 4:52 pm. The event will end at 6:41 pm.
According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, in parts of the eastern United States and northern Alaska, as well as most of Canada and parts of the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and North Africa, sky-gazers will see this grand occasion.
When the moon is too far away from the earth, so it is too small to completely cover the sun, an annular solar eclipse occurs, making its edges visible. During the solar eclipse, the three celestial bodies are almost in a straight line, but due to the elliptical path of the moon, it does not completely cover the sun.
NASA has released an interactive map that Internet users can click to learn about the visible time in their area.
Solar eclipse 2021: watch online
However, people in areas where there is no solar eclipse can watch it online. NASA will broadcast this cosmic event live on YouTube. You can watch the live broadcast below:
Solar eclipse 2021: precautions to take
It is not recommended to watch the eclipse with the naked eye because it can cause serious damage to the eyes. Viewing through a box projector, or using binoculars or telescopes for projection is a safe way to watch a solar eclipse. Do not look directly at the sun or use ordinary sunglasses, smoked glass, X-ray film and piles of negatives to watch the eclipse.
The second and last solar eclipse in 2021 will occur on December 4. It will be a total solar eclipse.