Annular Solar Eclipse | 26 Dec 2019

A solar eclipse will occur on 26 Dec 2019 visible from Saudi Arabia to Guam. Because of the Moon’s distance from Earth, it will not quite completely cover the Sun. The result shows a ring of sunlight, or annulus, for those viewing in the centerline. The map below shows the narrow centerline in red. Those people in a wide region farther from the centerline will see a partial covering of the Sun. Follow this link to Eclipse Portal for more specific information on the track through different regions and cities.

For those of us in the Americas, the event takes place at night and won’t be visible. It occurs on Wednesday, December 25th, starting at 7 PM PST | 10 PM EST | 03:00UTC (26th).

Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA’s GSFC – http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/

I have no doubt there will be opportunities to view online. Sites will have solar-filtered telescopes with tracking capability. Here is one such example recorded in 2012.

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