On June 10, 2021, the inhabitants of the Earth hadthe opportunity to see one of the rarest astronomical phenomena - an annular solar eclipse. It happens only 14 times in 100 years, because it requires several factors to coincide at once. First, the Moon should be located as far from the Earth as possible. Secondly, the side of the satellite facing our planet should not be exposed to sunlight. And thirdly, the Moon and the Sun should be on the same line. If all these conditions are met, the heavenly body looks like a burning ring. Unfortunately, the residents of Moscow could not see this unusual phenomenon due to cloudy weather. But on the other hand, residents of other countries were able to enjoy the beautiful view and they managed to take many impressive photos and even shoot a video. Since many of us have not been able to contemplate a solar eclipse, let's at least look at photographs from different parts of our planet.
- 1 Photos of the solar eclipse of 2021
- 1.1 Photos of the eclipse from NASA
- 1.2 Solar eclipse in Yakutia
- 1.3 Solar eclipse in St. Petersburg
- 1.4 Solar eclipse in Kazan
- 1.5 Solar eclipse in Ukraine
- 1.6 Solar eclipse in New York
- 1.7 Solar eclipse in Canada
- 2 When is the next solar eclipse?
Photos of the solar eclipse of 2021
The last annular solar eclipse occurred inback in 1966. Unfortunately, this time only residents of Yakutia, Chukotka, Kamchatka and Magadan were able to observe a full-fledged annular eclipse in Russia - up to 80% of the Sun was blocked there. In all other subjects of the Russian Federation, only a partial eclipse occurred, when the Moon did not completely cover the solar disk. So, in St. Petersburg the Sun was blocked by 25%, and in cloudy Moscow only 15%. The broadcast of the solar eclipse was conducted by the Moscow Planetarium - be sure to check it out in your free time, there is a lot of interesting information.
This photo was taken by NASA photographer Bill Ingalls.
Photo by Aubrey Gemignani.
It is worth noting, that in many parts of the planet, a solar eclipse coincided with the rising of the Sun, which caused an ominous effect.
Solar eclipse in Yakutia
As mentioned above, in Yakutia and other northernregions of Russia, the annular eclipse was seen best. In Yakutsk, the eclipse occurred from 19:46 to 21:43 - the maximum overlap took place at 20:45 in the evening.
The annular eclipse was best seen by the inhabitants of the Yakut urban-type settlement Chokurdakh, from this angle the Moon was almost in the very center of the Sun.
Solar eclipse in St. Petersburg
In St. Petersburg, the overlap began at 14:12 days - The Moon hid 25% of the Sun behind it (although it was previously reported that this figure would be 40%). Fortunately, the weather was cloudy and the residents of the city were able to take beautiful photos.
One of the most beautiful photographs was taken by the Fontanka edition.
Solar eclipse in Kazan
In the capital of Tatarstan, the solar eclipse lasted from13:40 to 15:42 pm. As expected, our planet's satellite covered less than 30% of the solar disk. A video of this event was posted on Youtube.
Solar eclipse in New York
One of the most beautiful pictures was taken by photographer Anthony Quintaro - he captured the darkened sun rising behind the Statue of Liberty in New York.
Solar eclipse in Canada
It was expected that the astronomical phenomenon is especially well visible in Canada, but they were less fortunate than the inhabitants of Yakutia. But again, the photos are impressive.
The eclipse was captured over the Canadian city of Toronto by photographer Frank Gunn.
When is the next solar eclipse?
The next solar eclipse will occur on December 4, 2021. This will be a total eclipse, but it will only be possible to observe it while on the territory of Antarctica.
And the next annular eclipse can beobserve June 1, 2030. It is expected to be visible in the south of European Russia, but unlikely in Moscow. Residents of the capital should expect this event on June 21, 2039 and June 11, 2048. And one must very much hope that these days the sky will not be covered with a thick layer of clouds.
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Finally, I note that solar eclipses occur even on Mars, but they do not look as beautiful as on Earth. My colleague Artem Sutyagin talked about this in more detail here.