A Solar Eclipse occurs when the moon moves in front of the sun, blocking all or part of the sun's light for observers on earth.
Annular Solar Eclipse
Annular eclipses happen when the Moon is at farthest point from Earth in its elliptical orbit. Moon's apparent size is smaller than that of the Sun, resulting in the ring-like appearance.
Ring of Fire
During this eclipse, the Moon does not completely cover the Sun, leaving a bright ring or annulus of sunlight around the dark silhouette of the Moon.
Annular eclipses are relatively short-lived compared to total solar eclipses. The maximum duration of an annular eclipse is typically a few minutes.
Just like solar eclipse, it is essential to take precautions when viewing an annular eclipse. Staring at the Sun without proper eye protection can cause serious eye damage
Annular solar eclipses are less common than partial and total eclipses. On average, they occur somewhere on Earth every 18 months or so.
On Oct. 14, 2023, an annular solar eclipse will cross North, Central, and South America. Visible in parts Mexico, and many countries in South and Central America.
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