Rare "Ring of Fire" Solar Eclipse Will Honor Heaven This Weekend

We have all heard of a solar eclipse, but do you know what an annular solar eclipse is? If not, now is the time to learn, as this rare gift will honor the skies this weekend. It is visible throughout the eastern hemisphere, where stargazers along their way will be able to enjoy this “ring of fire”.


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The 2020 ring eclipse will begin on June 21 at 4:47 UTC and will peak approximately two hours later at 6:40 UTC. The entire event will end in just under four hours at 8:32 UTC. During this time, who lives along its path will see the Moon move directly in front of the Sun. However, unlike a total eclipse, the Moon is not large enough to cover everything. This leads to a "ring of fire" around the edges as the Sun shines along the edges.