solar eclipse

Just when this “longest day of the year” occurred on June 21, a brilliant ring of fire caused by a solar eclipse was seen this Sunday in different parts of the eastern hemisphere, specifically in Asia and Africa.

As reported by Reuters, the ring appeared in various places in this area of ​​the world, at which time the Moon moved over the face of the Sun in a “rare eclipse on the longest day of the year.”

The astronomical event reportedly covered East Asia, South Asia, the entire Middle East and Africa, but only few witnessed the true “ring of fire”.

The difference between this type of phenomenon with a normal eclipse is that in this case, the Moon, due to an annular or “ring” effect, cannot completely cover the Sun, allowing a halo of light to form in its maximum state. that borders the central circle.

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Solar eclipse over New Mexico Colleen Pinski / NASA

In effect, this type of astronomical phenomenon occurs when the terrestrial satellite is farther away in its elliptical orbit around the Earth, thus giving the impression that it was smaller.

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One of the countries that had the best vision of the event was Taiwan, where people took advantage of the open spaces in the Chiayi area, in the south of the country, which was the place where the annular eclipse could be seen.

On the other hand, in the capital Taipei the phenomenon could also be seen, where people in buildings or in cars with tinted windows captured the moment in which the phenomenon occurred.

The last event of this type seen in the area occurred during the month of June 2001, being a phenomenon that manages to develop in this way because it occurs in the middle of the boreal summer.

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