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Nur Afrika und Asien können die "Ring-of-Fire" Sonnenfinsternis sehen

By Jordi Bou

June 21, 2020 - Eine ringförmige Sonnenfinsternis können Himmelsbeobachter als "Ring-of-fire" von Sonnenaufgang in Afrika bis Sonnenuntergang im Pazifik sehen.

In annular eclipses, the moon does not appear large enough to cover the disk of the sun, and the effect is usually described as a ring of fire. In total solar eclipses, the sun and moon align for several minutes, creating a complete daytime blackout.

Earth and Sky notes that the eclipse spans only 85km at its widest point, and the maximum length of eclipse at any one place lasts only 1 minute 22 seconds. At the border of India, Nepal and China, where the width of its path shrinks to a minimum of 21km, annularity lasts a scant 38 seconds.

The eclipse starts at sunrise in the Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is higher in the sky in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Yemen, Oman, Pakistan, India, Tibet, China, and Taiwan. It ends some 3 3/4 hours later over the Pacific Ocean.

PUBLISHED: 26/05/2020; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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