See The ‘Solstice Ring Of Fire Eclipse’ No Matter Where You Are
Article Published by: forbes.com
The next solstice comes this Saturday morning, depending on your time zone, and will be followed less than 24 hours later by a special celestial treat in the form of a partial, annular solar eclipse.
This type of eclipse will see the new moon block out much but not all of the sun, depending where you are, leaving our star appearing to glow as a ring of fire like something out of a “Lord of the Rings” flick.
Unfortunately for sky-watchers in much of the English-speaking world this eclipse will not be visible.
The GIF on the side provided by NASA shows the path of the eclipse as seen from the surface of our planet.
It will follow an arcing path from central Africa to the south Pacific, with northern India as probably the best place to see the ring of fire phenomenon at its fullest.
For the rest of us, there are a couple of places that will be livestreaming the eclipse online. Probably the best option is the Slooh Observatory, which will host a virtual star party starting Sunday, June 21st at 1 a.m. EDT (05:00UTC). You can join by simply returning to this page and playing the below embedded feed provided courtesy of Slooh:
Slooh plans to have views of the eclipse from partner observatories in Asia.
“It’s a truly magical moment to witness the ‘Ring of Fire’ appear as the Moon is centered over the Sun’s disk,” said Slooh’s Chief Astronomical Officer, Paul Cox.
You can also visit Slooh.com to snap and share your own photos from this live event, interact with the hosts and guests, and personally control Slooh’s telescopes.
“TimeandDate.com also plans to have live images and commentary on the eclipse, which you can follow below:
Finally, if you manage to grab any footage of the eclipse yourself, please share it with me on Twitter @EricCMack.
As always, be safe and follow these precautions if you plan to view any eclipse in person
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Jaime Bonetti Zeller is an investment professional and entrepreneur with businesses in multiple industries. He is president of Servicios Consulares Eurodom, the local partner in the Caribbean region for VFS Global, a leader global outsourcing and technology services specialist for diplomatic missions and governments worldwide. Jaime Bonetti Zeller also started the company Sofratesa de Panama inc., an organization in the engineering services industry located in Panama City.