Video of 'Solar Eclipse' workshop

Check out this video. A workshop by Box of Science for awareness on the Solar Eclipse.

What is an Annular 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. 

Explore the Eclipse with us

Join us in exploring this wonder of astronomy. Box of Science is actively reaching out to teachers, students, educators and science communicators. Get your free informative kit today!

Facts at a glance for Annular Solar Eclipse 2020

Diagram for eclipse

Diagram for eclipse

Diagram for eclipse

Annular solar eclipse diagram moon earth sun

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!

When it occurs?

Diagram for eclipse

Diagram for eclipse

Annular solar eclipse India 2020

  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. 

Date of the Eclipse

Diagram for eclipse

Date of the Eclipse

Annular solar eclipse 2020 India

 An annular solar eclipse can be observed on June 21, 2020. 

On this day, the Moon will pass between Earth and the Sun

What is Annularity?

Areas of ASE 2020 in India

Date of the Eclipse

Solar eclipse 2020 India Box of Science

These are the areas where 'Annular Solar Eclipse' is completely visible.
Other than these areas observers will see 'Partial Solar Eclipse'.

Safety for observation

Areas of ASE 2020 in India

Areas of ASE 2020 in India

Solar eclipse goggle box of science

Do not observe the Sun with un-aided eyes

Use ISO-certified filters and goggles. Avoid continuous observation. You can get safety goggles from 

Box of Science here

Areas of ASE 2020 in India

Areas of ASE 2020 in India

Areas of ASE 2020 in India

Annular solar eclipse from India map

The Annular Solar Eclipse 2020 can be observed from these areas: 

Sirsa, Kheri, Mandi, Baghthala, Dhandla,

Ahmadnagar (UP), Dehradun, Tehri, 

Chandrapuri, Dumak etc.

Annular solar eclipse 2020 map for India

Annular Solar Eclipse Map for India

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. 

Solar Eclipse Forum

Annular Solar Eclipse 21 June 2020

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Participate in this forum

Participate in this forum

Share your images of the event with us and get a digital certificate by 

Box of Science

Annular solar eclipse 2020 India STEM workshop

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Participate in this forum

Write us to arrange 'Activity Based Workshop' at your institute. Participants will get take home kits and solar goggles.

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Get Do-it-Yourself kits and explore the eclipse with hands-on activities.

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a digital certificate for participation in the Eclipse Event.