Celestial delight: `Ring of fire` solar eclipse to be visible today
Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Skywatchers in parts of Australia and the Pacific region are in for a celestial treat as the Moon will block the Sun in a potentially brilliant solar eclipse - an event in which the Sun will transform into a cosmic ‘ring of fire’ during the daytime. The event is also known as the annual solar eclipse.
What is an annular eclipse?
During an annular eclipse, the Sun and Moon are exactly in line, but the apparent size of the Moon is smaller than that of the Sun. Hence the Sun appears as a very bright ring for a few minutes which is otherwise known as the ‘ring of fire’.
At what time one can watch the eclipse?
This year`s annular eclipse is scheduled to start at 2:30 pm PT (US time). It will start in Western Australia and then track east toward the Solomon Islands.
Who all can see today’s eclipse?
The eclipse will be visible in certain parts of Australia and the Southern Pacific Ocean.
How to observe the eclipse?
According to experts, one should use special protective lenses, camera, telescope filters and other methods in order to safely watch the eclipse. Another simple way to view a solar eclipse is to use pinhole projection. One can also use an approved solar filter.
Watch the eclipse live
Astro enthusiasts can watch a live feed of the eclipse on the Internet-based space-tracking service Slooh Space Camera website which is broadcasting the annular eclipse via a telescope from Australia starting on May 9 at 5:30 pm ET (21:30 UT).
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Over 60 cadets killed in Pakistan police academy attack
- DNA: Terrorists' new strategy of snatching weapons from Indian security personnel
- Watch: PM Narendra Modi's ''progressive'' remark on triple talaq
- Panel discussion over vote bank politics on Hinduism
- Panel discussion over delayed development in Ayodhya
- Explosion in Delhi's Naya Bazar, one killed; anti-terror wing, Special cell at spot
- WATCH: Akhilesh Yadav's emotional speech revealing the real reason behind Samajwadi Party crisis; he was about to cry
- India vs New Zealand: Awestruck Kiwis witness MS Dhoni driving his Hummer in Ranchi, and photo goes viral
- Lashkar-e-Toiba claims responsibility for Uri attack in posters pasted in Pakistan town
- Naya Bazar explosion: Home Ministry seeks report from Delhi Police; one dead, 5 injured