Annular Solar Eclipse 2020 Pakistan
A Solar Eclipse happens when the New Moon moves between Sun and Earth, thereby, blocking the light of Sun reaching the earth and creating two shadows (Umbra and Penumbra).
Total Solar Eclipse is a very rare event and is only visible due to the placement and distance. The moon’s diameter and its distance from Earth make its apparent size just big enough to cover the Sun’s disk (the apparent size of the sun’s disk is exactly the same as of Moon apparent size).
Types of Solar Eclipse:
- Total Solar Eclipse
- Partial Solar Eclipse
- Annular Solar Eclipse (This one happening on 21st June 2020)
What is Annular Solar Eclipse?
“An annular solar eclipse happens when the Moon covers the Sun’s center, leaving the Sun’s visible outer edges to form a “ring of fire” or annulus around the Moon.” – timeanddate.com
Can we see the Eclipse or will we get blind?
Yes, we can watch the eclipse by following the techniques and taking precautions mentioned in this article. You can get blind only if you see the Sun with the naked eye or through binoculars or through telescope anytime when the sun is visible regardless of the Eclipse. Therefore, only watch the eclipse by following the right way.
Where is the eclipse Visibile?
When to watch the Eclipse and timings?
The eclipse starts at one location and ends at another. The times below are actual times (in UTC) when the eclipse occurs.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Karachi*|
|First location to see the partial eclipse begin||21 Jun, 03:45:58||21 Jun, 08:45:58|
|First location to see the full eclipse begin||21 Jun, 04:47:45||21 Jun, 09:47:45|
|Maximum Eclipse||21 Jun, 06:40:04||21 Jun, 11:40:04|
|Last location to see the full eclipse end||21 Jun, 08:32:17||21 Jun, 13:32:17|
|Last location to see the partial eclipse end||21 Jun, 09:34:01||21 Jun, 14:34:01|
Is it safe for women to travel or go out during the Eclipse?
Yes. Anyone can travel or go out anywhere before, during or after the solar eclipse or lunar eclipse. It is a superstition.
- Never look at the Sun with Naked Eye before, during or after the Eclipse
- Do Not Use X-Ray films
- Do Not use welding glasses
- Do not try to see it using DSLR camera
Techniques to Watch the Eclipse
- Cardboard Pinhole
- Telescope with the White-Light filter
- Photography with DSLR or any other camera
- Certified Solar glasses
An Eclipse Never Comes Alone!
A solar eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse (If you remember we had one penumbral Eclipse at the end of the first week of June).
Usually, there are two eclipses in a row, but other times, there are three during the same eclipse season.
This is the second eclipse this season.
Best Explanation about Solar Eclipse