The first solar eclipse of the year will occur on June 10. This eclipse is going to appear as a ‘ring of fire’.
As per details, the eclipse will be seen in Russia, Greenland, Northern Canada, North Asia, Europe, and the United States.
Astronomer and Director Institute of Space Science and Technology Karachi University Professor Dr Javed Iqbal said that the first solar eclipse of 2021 could not be witnessed in Pakistan.
The eclipse can take place at 1:12pm Pakistani time while it would be at its peak at 3:42pm and expectedly end at 4:34pm, the professor said.
The annular solar eclipse occurs when the sun, moon and the earth come in a straight line and almost on the same plane. It is a partial eclipse when a ring of fire appears in the sky.
They occur every year or two and can only be seen from a thin pathway across the planet.
A solar eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse, when the Moon moves into Earth’s shadow. Lunar eclipses are evident from about half of the Earth’s surface.
The last lunar eclipse which was also notseen in Pakistan was witnessed on May 26.