(CNN) – This Thursday the moon partially prevents the sun from creating a solar eclipse known as the “ring of fire”.
Some in the Northern Hemisphere were able to see the first of two solar eclipses this year on June 10th.
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon blocks a portion of the sun’s rays as it passes between the sun and the earth. According to NASA.
It is an annual eclipse, i.e. the Moon is far away from the Earth and appears to be smaller than the Sun.
As the Moon crosses its path to the burning star, it appears smaller than the Sun, allowing a light to shine around the edges. This is known as the “ring of fire” seen by some in Greenland, northern Russia and Canada, NASA said.
“Annular” comes from Latin annulus, I.e. loop-shaped, According to the Farmer Almanac.
Other countries in the Northern Hemisphere were able to see a partial eclipse – including the United Kingdom and France – when the moon covered a part of the sun. In this case, a fingernail-shaped shadow is one that covers different parts of the sun.
According to the Farmers’ Almanac, the annual route to find the ring of fire begins in North America, crosses the Arctic, and ends in northeastern Russia.
When to see a solar eclipse
According to the Old Farmers’ Almanac, the moon began to cover the sun at 4:12 a.m. on June 10 (1:42 p.m.).
The annual eclipse begins at 5:50 am ET (3:20 pm IST), 6:42 am ET (4:12 pm IST), and 7:34 am ET (5:04 pm IST). The partial eclipse, meanwhile, ends at 9:11 a.m. ET (6:41 p.m.).
To see the specific table according to your geographical location, you can check TimeAndDate.com.
How to watch the eclipse safely
The American Astronomical Society (AAS) says it is essential to wear proper eye protection to see a solar eclipse, as some of the sun’s rays will shine from behind the moon.
When you buy sunscreen, be sure to meet the international standard ISO 12312-2 to protect your eyes. AAS says “eclipse glasses” cost two dollars and are the only safe way to see the eclipse.
According to the American Astronomical Society, here are some additional safety tips to keep in mind:
- Always check your sunscreen before use. If it is scratched, punctured, torn or damaged in any other way, throw it away. Read and follow the printed instructions or on the filter packaging.
- Always monitor children when using sunscreen.
- If you usually wear glasses, keep them regular. Place it in your eclipse glasses or keep the handheld display in front of the mirrors.
- Before looking at the bright sun, close your eyes with your eclipse glasses or sun observer. After looking at the sun, turn and remove the filter, do not remove it when you see the sun.
- Do not watch the sun without eclipse or with a partial clip through the camera, telescope, binoculars or other unfiltered optical device.
- Also, do not look at the sun through a camera, telescope, telescope or any other optical device when you wear your eclipse glasses or portable sunscreen, as concentrated sunlight can damage the filter and cause serious injury to your eyes.
- Before using a solar filter with a camera, telescope, telescope or any other optical device, consult an expert. You need to remember that sunscreens should be placed on the front of any telescope, telescope or camera lens.
Solar and lunar eclipses
This year, there will be two lunar eclipses in addition to the two solar eclipses. The Old Farmers Almanac states that three-quarters of people in North America know this.
After the solar eclipse on June 10, the next chance to see the eclipse is only on November 19th. On that date, a partial lunar eclipse will be observed in North America and Hawaii from 1 a.m. to 7:06 p.m.
The year ends on December 4 with a total solar eclipse. It is not found in North America, but is available to residents of the Falkland Islands, the southern tip of Africa, Antarctica and Southeast Australia.
Here we tell you what other events can be seen in the sky later in the year.
Like a typical year, 2021 has 12 full moons. (Last year there were 13 full moons, two of which were in October.)
According to the old farmers’ almanac, here are the full moons remaining this year and their names:
- June 24 – Strawberry Moon
- July 23 – – Deer Moon
- August 22 – Sturgeon Moon
- September 20 – Harvest moon
- October 20 – Hunters Moon
- November 19 – Beaver Moon
- December 18 – Cold moon
Don’t forget to look for other names for these moons that are attributed to their respective Native American tribes.
Delta Aquarius meteor shower is best seen from the southern tropics and the moon is 74% full from July 28-29.
Interestingly, another meteor shower peaks on the same night: Alpha Capricorn. Although it rains very lightly, it is known to produce some bright fireballs during its peak. Everyone knows this regardless of which side of the equator you are.
This year’s most popular Perseid meteor shower will peak in the Northern Hemisphere between August 11-12, with the Moon only 13% full.
Here is the meteor shower schedule for the latter part of the year, according to Earthsky’s meteor shower forecast.
- October 8: Dragonites
- October 21: Orionites
- November 4-5: Southern Darits
- November 11-12: Northern Darits
- November 17: Leonidas
- Dec. 13-14: Geminites
- December 22: Ursidas
Throughout 2021 there will be many opportunities for ski visitors to discover planets in our sky on certain mornings and nights, according to planetary guidance Almanac of the Old Farmers.
Most of these can be seen with the naked eye, except for the distant Neptune, but binoculars or binoculars provide the best view.
From June 27 to July 16, and from October 18 to November 1, Mercury appears as the brightest star in the sky at sunrise. It will glow in the night sky from August 31st to September 21st and from November 29th to December 31st.
Venus, Our closest neighbor in the solar system will appear at dusk in the western sky from May 24 to December 31 at noon. This is the second brightest object in our sky after the moon.
Tuesday It makes its reddish appearance in the morning sky from November 24 to December 31, and is visible in the evening sky until August 22.
Thursday, The largest planet in our solar system, the third brightest object in our sky.
It will be on display in the morning sky until August 19th. Look for it on the nights of August 20 to December 31, but it will be bright from August 8 to September 2.
Saturn’s rings are only visible through a telescope, but the planet can still be seen with the naked eye in the mornings until August 1 and in the afternoons from August 2 to December 31. It will be bright for the first four days of August.
Telescopes or telescopes can help detect the green light of Uranus from May 16 to November 3 and from November 4 to December 31 in the afternoon. It will be bright from August 28 to December 31.
Neptune, our most distant neighbor in the solar system, is visible through the telescope in the mornings until September 13 and in the afternoons from September 14 to December 31. It will be bright from July 19th to November 8th.