Nature is full of wonders.
Last year on 26th December, we were blessed with the sight of a full solar eclipse. On that afternoon, the skies turned dark and for a lot of us, a total solar eclipse is something that we have never experienced before prior to last year. It was a surreal experience and one that definitely stuck to people’s minds.
This 21st June, a partial solar eclipse will be visible from our country, however, Northern states will get to see a fuller eclipse as compared to the Southern states. But generally, Malaysians will get to see the partial eclipse at 3.57pm.
Our friends in Southern China, Northern India, Central Africa, etc. will get to see the annular solar eclipse, also known as the Ring of Fire eclipse.
You can also catch a lunar eclipse
Solar eclipses often occur about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse. In this case, a penumbral lunar eclipse will occur at 3.24am on 6th June.
The annular solar eclipse should not be confused with a total eclipse of the
heart sun. Here’s the difference:
- Total eclipse: When the Moon completely covers the Sun, as seen from Earth.
- Annular eclipse: When the Moon covers the Sun’s centre, leaving the Sun’s visible outer edges to form a “ring of fire” or annulus around the Moon.
Will you be trying to see the eclipse? If so, don’t forget to NOT look directly at the sun as it will burn your retinas and it could possibly lead to blindness. Take these precautions instead. Psst, sunglasses don’t help! If you want to see the whole eclipse, check out this live stream!
The next eclipse that we will see is a total solar eclipse that will be happening on 26th May 2021! So let’s just enjoy this tiny one before next year!
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