Today on 10th June is a solar eclipse in the northern hemisphere and people can see the annular or 'ring of fire' Solar Eclipse.
This the first Surya Grahan of 2021, in India only in Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh states can see the partial eclipse. People who live in the northern hemisphere get the chance to see the 'ring of fire' Solar Eclipse. In few more countries also the partial solar eclipse visible and people can see it.
Do you know why the solar eclipse happen? It happens when the moon directly moves between the Sun and Earth. An annular Solar Eclipse (Surya Grahan) happens when the Moon moves right in front of the Sun, blocks it, except a ring around the edges of the sun and this creates the 'ring of fire' look. According to NASA, "People in parts of Canada, Greenland, and northern Russia will experience the annular eclipse...viewers in parts of the eastern United States and northern Alaska will see a partial solar eclipse along with much of Canada and parts of the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and northern Africa."
The ‘ring of fire” entire view lasts for 100 minutes. It starts at sunrise of Ontario, Canada. Then it moves towards the polar regions. The perfect eclipse visible in northern Greenland at the local timing. The path of the annular eclipse swings by the Earth's North Pole. The Annular Solar Eclipse (Surya Grahan) ends at the time of sunset over northeastern Siberia. The 'ring of fire' will last a maximum of 3 minutes 51 seconds in the path of annularity.
Solar Eclipse 2021: According to NASA, "The central part of the shadow, where the silhouette of the Moon is completely surrounded by a ring of sunlight, is called the antumbra. The part of the shadow outside the antumbra, where observers see a partial eclipse, is the penumbra."
Surya Grahan 2021: The Solar Eclipse 2021 will start at 1:42 PM (IST) and continue till 6.41 PM (IST). The duration of the annular eclipse visibility will be around 3 minutes and 51 seconds.