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The Earth will witness an annular solar eclipse on Sunday, June 21. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth. When this happens, the moon prevents sunlight from reaching the earth. The moon's shadow is then cast on the earth.
There are three types of solar eclipses. First, there is the total solar eclipse – which is only visible in a small area of the Earth. For the phenomenon to occur, the sun, moon and earth must be in a direct line.
The second is the partial solar eclipse, when the sun, moon and earth are not exactly aligned.
The solar eclipse of June 21, however, is an annular eclipse. This happens when the moon is farthest from Earth, according to the US space agency NASA. As the moon is farther from Earth, it appears smaller and does not block the entire view of the sun. Instead, the moon in front of the sun looks like a dark disk on top of a larger disk and appears as a ring of fire.
Solar Eclipse 2020 date and time
This year, the annual solar eclipse will take place on June 21st. According Hour and date, the eclipse will start at 9:15 am IST and end at 3:04 pm. The maximum eclipse will be visible at 12:10 pm.
The eclipse will be visible in parts of Africa, including the Central African Republic, Congo and Ethiopia. Southern Pakistan, northern India and China could also see the eclipse.
June will also witness a lunar eclipse. O second penumbral lunar eclipse 2020 will take place on the intermediate night of June 5th and 6th. The lunar eclipse will be visible in much of Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South / East South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Antarctica.
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