It is not a picture of the saga of the Lord of The Rings, although the ring of fire cut out on the horizon could be a frame of the films that he directed Peter Jackson. It is a natural spectacle called the annular eclipse of the sun that can be seen this Sunday, June 21, 2020 at different points of the planet.
Through the YouTube channel Astronomy Picture of the Day, the space agency of the united States released a video of how you saw this phenomenon in the western part of Australia, seven years ago. The material was recorded on 10 may 2013 and is a little over two minutes in length.
With music by Peter Nanasi, the video shows a dawn unusual: you can see how the moon “accompanies” in front of the sun . Towards the end of the timelapse , as the sun continues its ascent, the stars are separated.
What is an annular eclipse of the sun
The annular eclipse of the sun takes place when the moon is so far from the Earth that, when reaching its peak, it covers almost in its entirety the solar disk. All of this creates a ring of fire (annulus) in the contour of the satellite obscured.
Where to see the annular eclipse solar
This Sunday, the phenomenon can be appreciated in parts of Africa, Asia and in different points nearby to the Pacific ocean.
“This weekend, there will be a new annular solar eclipse, visible from central Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and a narrow band in Asia. A large part of the eastern hemisphere of the Earth will be able to see a partial solar eclipse”, secured from NASA .
Those who want to follow the astronomical phenomenon in vivo may do so through the following link.