Check out this video. A workshop by Box of Science for awareness on the Solar Eclipse.
As the name suggests it is a solar eclipse. There are three major types of solar eclipses.
The total solar eclipse, partial solar eclipse and the annular solar eclipse.
The name “annular” has its origin from a Latin word “annulus”, "a ring". If the characteristic ring of fire is visible from even just one location, the whole eclipse is called an annular solar eclipse.
However, in most places and for most of the duration, an annular eclipse looks like a partial solar eclipse. At Box of Science, we are trying to reach out to people so that they may understand and observe this celestial event as, such events are very rare.
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This diagram will help you in understanding how an annular solar eclipse occurs. This year's eclipse is visible from the Northern Part of India. Enjoy it!
An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's visible diameter is smaller than the Sun's, which blocks most of the Sun's light and causing the Sun to look like a ring.
An annular solar eclipse can be observed on June 21, 2020.
On this day, the Moon will pass between Earth and the Sun
These are the areas where 'Annular Solar Eclipse' is completely visible.
Other than these areas observers will see 'Partial Solar Eclipse'.
Do not observe the Sun with un-aided eyes
Use ISO-certified filters and goggles. Avoid continuous observation. You can get safety goggles from
The Annular Solar Eclipse 2020 can be observed from these areas:
Sirsa, Kheri, Mandi, Baghthala, Dhandla,
Ahmadnagar (UP), Dehradun, Tehri,
Chandrapuri, Dumak etc.
This is a general representation of the visibility. You may use this as a reference map. It will guide you regarding the percentage of coverage during the eclipse. Actual annularity will be visible from the Northern parts of India. Areas shown along the green best represents annularity regions. Though this map is not to scale, it will give you enough idea of the expanse of this astronomical event. Enjoy this stellar feast with safety.
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