An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon aligns between the Sun and the Earth. The next one The astronomical event will take place on October 14 and found in the United States, Mexico and some Central American countries. In the Southern Cone it is also seen but not completely.
As published by NASA on its official website, the annular eclipse in October will cross eight states of the United States, from Oregon to Texas, the northern part of South America and partially, Argentina and Chile. However, the North American space agency stopped the lovers of this kind of wonders broadcast live for free so that everyone can enjoy it from the comfort of their home.
Solar scientists will also speak and invite the public to ask questions about the eclipses in a livestream chat using #askNASA.
Live the annular eclipse of the Sun
During an annular solar eclipse, the moon appears smaller than the sun. Thus, it does not block the entire solar disk as it does during a total solar eclipse. Instead, the moon’s shadow covers most of the disk, leaving the outer edge, which gives resulting in a “ring of fire” as published in the special page Space.
How to safely appreciate the annular solar eclipse?
According to NASA’s recommendations, it is best to observe the eclipse using lenses designed for this type of event because it is not safe to do so with normal sunglasses. However, it is worth clarifying that it can also be observed safely through cameras, binoculars or telescopes with a proper solar filter.