Upcoming Annular Solar Eclipse – June 10th.

A solar eclipse occurs during a new moon when the moon passes between the Earth and Sun. On June 10, 2021, the eclipse will begin at sunrise in Ontario, Canada. It will end at sunset over northeastern Siberia. In this case, the moon will be at its apogee or the furthest point from the Earth in its orbit.

This means the moon will not cover the Sun completely, as it does during a total eclipse. Instead, it will form an Annular (which comes from the Latin word for ring, annulus) Solar Eclipse or “Ring of Fire” Eclipse. Anyone in the path of the eclipse will still be able to see the glowing outer edge of the Sun when the eclipse is at maximum.

The eclipse will last a little over an hour and a half, with the ring of fire portion lasting almost three and a half minutes. The full eclipse won’t be visible to those in the United States. However, if you are in the New York, Philadelphia or Toronto areas, along the Atlantic coast, you should be able to see the partial eclipse.

Top 5 Solar Eclipse Viewing Tips From NASA:


  1. Do not stare directly at the Sun. Wear safety-approved, protective solar eclipse-viewing glasses to directly view the event or use some indirect means (see below). For more information here are some NASA Safety tips.
  2. To indirectly view the eclipse, create a pinhole camera or box projector. Learn how to build your own here.
  3. Stand under a tree and look at the ground. The trees act as pinhole projectors and will project hundreds of crescent shapes right at your feet.
  4. To capture an eclipse with binoculars, a telescope, or a camera, you must use a safety-approved, protective solar filter on your lens.
  5. Keeping with the theme of 2020  Observe the eclipse virtually! It will be streamed live here.

More Resources:

NASA – Solar Eclipses: 2021 – 2030: https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEdecade/SEdecade2021.html
NASA – Eye Saftey During a Total Solar Eclipse: https://www.nasa.gov/content/eye-safety-during-a-total-solar-eclipse
EarthSky – ‘Ring Of Fire’ Solar Eclipse on June 10: https://earthsky.org/tonight/annular-solar-eclipse-on-june-10-2021/
Time and Date – June 01, 2021 Annular Solar Eclipse: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar/2021-june-10