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posted by martyb on Wednesday June 09 2021, @11:48PM   Printer-friendly
from the Great-White-North-Eclipse dept.

[Ed note: if anyone happens upon a better link about the eclipse — where and when it is visible — please post it to the comments!

How to watch next week's rare "ring of fire" solar eclipse:

Last month's "super flower blood moon" lunar eclipse was hardly the only exciting celestial event of the season. Next week brings an even bigger spectacle — a rare "ring of fire" solar eclipse.

On June 10, skywatchers all over the world will be able to view the eclipse.

[...] A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly between the Earth and the sun, completely blocking the sun's light. During an annular solar eclipse, the moon does not completely cover the sun as it passes, leaving a glowing ring of sunlight visible.

An annular eclipse can only occur under specific conditions, NASA says. The moon must be in its first lunar phase, and it must also be farther away from Earth in its elliptical orbit, appearing smaller in the sky than it usually would.

Because the moon appears smaller under these circumstances, it cannot fully block out the sun, forming what's called a "ring of fire" or "ring of light."

"As the pair rises higher in the sky, the silhouette of the Moon will gradually shift off the sun to the lower left, allowing more of the Sun to show until the eclipse ends," NASA said.

[...] It is essential to wear special solar eclipse glasses to protect your eyes while viewing the celestial phenomenon. Looking directly at the sun is dangerous and can damage your eyes.

This is just one of two solar eclipses in 2021. A total solar eclipse will be visible on December 4.

Also at CNN, PhysOrg, c|net, and SciTechDaily.


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Here's Our Comprehensive, In-Depth Guide to Viewing the North American Total Solar Eclipse 12 comments

https://arstechnica.com/space/2024/03/heres-our-comprehensive-in-depth-guide-to-viewing-the-total-solar-eclipse/

If you enter "how to see the eclipse" into your favorite search engine, you're bound to see thousands—millions?—of helpful guides. Some of these are extremely detailed and thorough, almost as if the author were getting paid by the word or augmented by AI.

In reality, seeing a solar eclipse is just about the easiest thing one can do in one's life. Like, it's difficult to think of anything else that has the greatest reward-lowest effort ratio in life. You just need to know a couple of things. For the sake of simplicity, here is Ars' four-step guide to having a four-star eclipse-viewing experience. Steps are listed in order of ascending importance.

[...] In reality, a total solar eclipse is probably going to be the most spectacular celestial event most of us see in our lifetimes. Certainly, there could be more spectacular ones. A supernova within 100 light-years of Earth would be amazing. Witnessing a large asteroid streaking through Earth's atmosphere before impact would be incredible.

Unfortunately, those would also be lethal.

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  • (Score: 2, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 10 2021, @12:02AM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 10 2021, @12:02AM (#1143744)

    I know there's a running gag about being slow to air stories, but June 10th is tomorrow, not next week!

    • (Score: 2) by martyb on Thursday June 10 2021, @12:08AM

      by martyb (76) Subscriber Badge on Thursday June 10 2021, @12:08AM (#1143745) Journal

      I know there's a running gag about being slow to air stories, but June 10th is tomorrow, not next week!

      Gak! Time for me to stop running and try walking, instead!

      =)

      Fixed! And thanks for the gentle correction, too!

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    • (Score: 3, Touché) by stretch611 on Thursday June 10 2021, @04:01AM

      by stretch611 (6199) on Thursday June 10 2021, @04:01AM (#1143798)

      Which makes them pretty quick this time... normally the story appears after the event happens. :P

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  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 10 2021, @12:08AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 10 2021, @12:08AM (#1143746)

    Enough about goatse, ok?

  • (Score: 3, Informative) by Anti-aristarchus on Thursday June 10 2021, @12:39AM (1 child)

    by Anti-aristarchus (14390) on Thursday June 10 2021, @12:39AM (#1143751) Journal

    Commentor on a radio show estimated that around 20,000 people lived in areas where the eclipse in it's totality will be visible. Far, far north, artic circle. Some nothern latitudes may see the edge.

    • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Thursday June 10 2021, @02:05AM

      by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Thursday June 10 2021, @02:05AM (#1143768) Journal

      Santa and his elves should have a good view, if they aren't too busy to watch it.

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  • (Score: 5, Informative) by EvilSS on Thursday June 10 2021, @01:08AM (2 children)

    by EvilSS (1456) Subscriber Badge on Thursday June 10 2021, @01:08AM (#1143753)
    Link with maps and select cities/times: https://nationaleclipse.com/maps/map_06102021.html [nationaleclipse.com]

    Looks like a chuck of eastern US and Canada will get a partial eclipse, but the full eclipse is going to run an arc from Central Ontario to Siberia.
    • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 10 2021, @01:31AM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 10 2021, @01:31AM (#1143759)

      Chucks are the best cut of beef for hamburgers.

      So, for the best experience, mix chuck with raindeer meat for the "ring of fire" bbq fest.

      With vodka.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 10 2021, @01:57AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 10 2021, @01:57AM (#1143767)

        Don't forget your swiss cheese and mushroom goggles!

  • (Score: 2) by captain normal on Thursday June 10 2021, @02:58AM

    by captain normal (2205) on Thursday June 10 2021, @02:58AM (#1143784)
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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 10 2021, @03:09PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 10 2021, @03:09PM (#1143898)

    though a bit cloudy in the first minutes just after sunrise we did have a great view from Montreal Canada
    like the moon rested in the arms of the sun .. beautifull :)

  • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Thursday June 10 2021, @05:05PM

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Thursday June 10 2021, @05:05PM (#1143949) Journal

    It is essential to wear special solar eclipse glasses to protect your eyes while viewing the celestial phenomenon. Looking directly at the sun is dangerous and can damage your eyes.

    Follow the president's example. He doesn't use no wimpy solar eclipse glasses! The danger is just fake news.

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