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).

Annular Solar Eclipse 2020 Pakistan

Types of Solar Eclipse:

  1. Total Solar Eclipse
  2. Partial Solar Eclipse
  3. 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.” –

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.

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Abubaker Siddiq Shekhani

Abubaker Shekhani is an IT Entrepreneur and Full Stack Developer. He is the co-founder and the Developer behind Mytabeeb, a health care solution. He has worked for 5 years in Microsoft Dynamics AX space with Techno-functional role and glad to be one of few Microsoft Dynamics AX developers/consultants in Pakistan. He is TEDx speaker and likes to speak in public. He is an Amateur Astronomer and Astrophotographer. He is the founding member of Karachi Astronomers Society. He can be reached at

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