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The Best Annular Eclipse of the Decade Will Form a ‘Ring of Fire’ in the Sky on June 21, 2020

The Best Annular Eclipse of the Decade Will Form a ‘Ring of Fire’ in the Sky on June 21, 2020

BY MICHAEL WING Less than nine hours after June’s solstice, the new moon will appear before sweeping directly in front of the Sun on June 21, forming the most impressive “ring of fire” annular solar eclipse of the decade. On Sunday, June 21, the eclipse will begin at sunrise in the Republic of the Congo and travel northwest across central […]

‘Ring of Fire’: Last Solar Eclipse of 2019 Will Appear Just After Christmas, Dec 26, and It’s Going to Be Spectacular

‘Ring of Fire’: Last Solar Eclipse of 2019 Will Appear Just After Christmas, Dec 26, and It’s Going to Be Spectacular

    BY MICHAEL WING The last solar eclipse of 2019 will appear right after Christmas and will display a blazing “ring of fire” around its circumference, the result of what is known as an “annular eclipse.” The phenomenon will be visible in parts of the Eastern hemisphere. An annular eclipse, derived from the Latin word meaning ring-shaped, is when […]