Solar Eclipses

Annular Eclipse of the Sun on June 21, 2020 (animated) – No sound

Animation showing the path of annular eclipse as seen in the eastern hemisphere with the eclipse centered over the Himalaya of northern India. In the graphic, you will see Suns appearing and disappearing: this represents sunrise and sunsets. A couple of suns look like they are spinning oddly. Why?

This is because they are near the Tropic of Cancer and because it is the first day of summer, and the astronomy software is tracking the Sun all the way to the zenith – from sunrise to noon. The software then flips the view 180 degrees to keep tracking the Sun as the sun, sets.

(That is not my voice. I am experimenting with a voice over to see how that goes!)