If you cannot personally catch the next solar eclipse, there are several places where you can watch the event live.
The 2021 Ring of Fire annular eclipse on Thursday (June 10) will be partially visible from the United States, northern Canada, Europe, northern Asia, Russia and Greenland, according to Time and Date. Space.com has detailed guidance on how to safely observe an eclipse in the United States – never look at the sun without the proper equipment, which is stated in the Space.com article.
If you cannot see the eclipse due to geographic location, cloud cover or quarantine restrictions, several online streams will help you.
Eclipse 2021 “ ring of fire ”: When, where and how to see the annular solar eclipse on June 10
The virtual telescope project, which is based near Rome, will host another live broadcast with international participation of observers from Canada based in Ontario (Toronto, Thunder Bay and Ottawa), British Columbia (Victoria) and New Brunswick (St. John ). The event starts at 4:00 AM EDT (09:00 GMT)and you can watch it live on YouTube or on the Virtual Telescope project website.
The time and date will broadcast the eclipse live on YouTube at 5:00 AM EDT (10:00 AM GMT) and also has a web page that features several streaming partners who will help from the US and Canada.
In the UK, the Royal Museums in Greenwich (near London) are streaming live from the Royal Observatory, which is traditionally the site of the prime meridian. The live broadcast starts at 5:05 AM EDT (1005 GMT) on both Facebook and YouTube.
“Our team of astronomy experts will help explain the science of solar eclipses and answer all your questions about space,” the observatory said in a statement. “You will see exactly the same view as our astronomers, with a live view of the Sun through a telescope from our modern Annie Maunder Astrographic Telescope.”
The next solar eclipse – total in Antarctica and partial in South Africa and the South Atlantic – according to NASA, will occur on December 4. Solar eclipses occur when the Moon moves between the Earth and the Sun, but due to the small size of our Moon compared to our solar neighbor, a total eclipse is a relatively rare event.
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