This Thursday, June 10, the second eclipse of the year and the first solar one took place. It has been a “ring of fire” or annular eclipse, because the sun could be seen as a ring around the moon, when the satellite passes in front of the Astro Rey. This occurs because the moon is not far enough away from Earth to cover the entire sun, as is the case during total eclipses.
The most important thing when observing a solar eclipse is to take the proper precautions so as not to damage your eyesight. Approved glasses, lenses or filters. Another option is to use a pinhole camera (a cardboard box) and project the image, never look directly. Using cameras and other devices not specifically adapted for eclipse observation can damage the equipment.
You can see the broadcast that we do live in the player above. We offered a selection of the best sources to observe it. Among them the astronomical observatory of Torcal de Antequera, in Malaga, presented by the astronomer Javier Gálvez Fernández, director of the Aula del Cielo, and recorded with the center’s specialized cameras and telescopes, or the broadcast of NASA TV. From none of these locations was the “ring” effect visible, limited to a few locations in the far north.
Some in America have been lucky enough to see a sun as a crescent moon at sunrise.
The dawn of New York was also eclipsed.
The effect was impressive in Baltimore too.
The eclipse is still visible in Canada and parts of Russia.
When could it be observed?
The eclipse began at 8:12 a.m. UTC on June 10, 10:12 a.m. Central European Time. As it occurs very far north, the path of the phenomenon rotates with the Earth. It finished three hours later. At 11:33 hours UTC. Some parts of Siberia will see it until 13:11 UTC.
What regions saw the ring of fire?
Only a small swath of Canada and Greenland saw the total annular eclipse. The rest only partially. It was noticeable in Western Europe and later Northern Eastern Europe and Russia, Siberia, and Central Asia.
NASA animation shows its path.
In southern Western Europe, for example, it was hardly noticed. And it was night in most of the Americas for most of the phenomenon, except, as we have seen, at sunrise on the east coast, which has allowed for spectacular images.
Thus, we always have live streaming broadcasts that also have the advantage of not posing any risk to the eyes. euronews offered them the signal on this page and specialized sites such as Time and Date will follow the phenomenon around the world.
The next eclipse of the four that the year 2021 brings will be a partial lunar eclipse or “blood moon” on November 18-19, followed by a total solar eclipse on December 4 that will be visible only around the South Pole. , this time.