A 'Ring of Fire' Solar Eclipse Will Be Visible This June
Look at the sky on June 10, 2021, and you'll catch an annular solar eclipse, an event in which the moon doesn't completely cover the sun, resulting in a stunning glow.
Each month, a specular solar show appears in the night sky. This past April, we all were mesmerized by photos of the large pink supermoon, and come next month, another phenomenon will be visible: A ring of fire solar eclipse can be seen on June 10, 2021. During this annular eclipse, or an event during which the moon does not fully cover the sun, only the sun's outer edge will remain visible, creating a stunning glow. Like previous solar eclipses, experts advise wearing proper eyeglasses to protect your eyes when you look at this beautiful effect.
According to Mental Floss, this full "ring of fire" effect will only be visible to those in northern Ontario, Quebec, and Nunavut in Canada. You ought to be ready to catch it at a moment's notice—the full eclipse lasts for only three minutes and 51 seconds, and it will begin at 5:49 a.m. eastern time on Thursday, June 10. The partial solar eclipse will last from 4:12 a.m. to 9:11 a.m. eastern time.
"The sun's going to be just above the horizon, so that should make for some dramatic wider-angle photography," Kelly Beatty, senior editor at Sky & Telescope, told Forbes. The publication has actually special chartered a plane coined the Annular Eclipse Flight, which will depart to and from Minneapolis-St.Paul airport. "What makes this flight viable—and attractive—is that it occurs near the horizon just after sunrise, so it'll be easy to view out the plane's windows," According to Forbes, no one has used a large plane to capture an annular eclipse like the ring of fire since 1951.
The next perfect ring of fire will not occur until October 14, 2023, when this type of annular solar eclipse will be visible in the southwestern region of the United States, which includes path that stretches between Oregon through Texas and includes Nevada, Utah, and New Mexico. This eclipse will bring a maximum five-minute "ring of fire" solar eclipse that will see 90 percent of the sun blocked by the moon.
This story originally appeared on marthastewart.com