The first solar eclipse of 2021 will be visible to people across the northern hemisphere. NASA will live stream the eclipse on this site, nasa. gov/live. One may also opt to view it on YouTube, courtesy of Luc Bolard of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Sudbury Centre.
The first solar eclipse of the year, 2021, will be visible to people across the northern hemisphere, said the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, more popularly known as NASA. It will occur on Thursday, and NASA has described solar eclipse as an astronomical phenomenon that occurs when the Moon moves between the Sun and Earth, casting a shadow on the latter, fully or partially blocking the Sun’s light in some areas.
However, this solar eclipse will be an “annular” solar eclipse. This basically means that since the Moon is so far away from Earth, it will appear much smaller in size than the Sun in the sky. Hence, the Moon will not be blocking the entire view of the Sun, and instead, space enthusiasts will see a “dark disk on top of a large, bright disk.” Because of this phenomenon, this kind of solar eclipse is also known as the “ring of fire.”
The eclipse will be visible only in a few regions, while it will be partial in others, according to NASA. The space agency has stated that Russia, Greenland and Canada will be able to witness the “ring of fire,” or, in other words, a full solar eclipse, while the eastern United States and Alaska will only get to witness a partial eclipse. A partial eclipse will also be visible to large parts of North America, Europe, Asia, northern Africa and parts of the Caribbean, too.
As far as India is concerned, it will be visible only to people in Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh. It is scheduled to begin in India at 1:42 pm and will be ending at 6:41 pm. The peak time of the eclipse will come around 4:16 pm. This is the same time when both the Sun and Moon will conjunct exactly at 25 degrees in the Taurus sign.NASA will live stream the eclipse on this site, nasa. gov/live. One may also opt to view it on YouTube, courtesy of Luc Bolard of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Sudbury Centre. NASA has also released a set of precautions that are to be taken while witnessing the solar eclipse. These are available on its official website.