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Solar eclipse visible in Afghanistan

Solar eclipse visible in Afghanistan

Jun 21, 2020 - 10:25

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A solar eclipse, which became visible in Afghanistaninfo-icon at 9:20am, would continue until 12:30pm on Sunday.

A solar eclipse occurs when a portion of the earth is engulfed in a shadow cast by the moon which fully or partially blocks sunlight.

This happens when the sun moon and earth are aligned. Such alignment coincides with a new moon (syzygy) indicating the moon is closest to the ecliptic plane.

Based on the alignment, there are three kinds of solar eclipses — total, partial and annular — along with the addition of a rare hybrid of an annular and a total solar eclipse.

The solar eclipse today is an annular eclipse where the moon is so far from the earth that its relative size fails to cover the sun completely and leaves the outer rims visible, thus creating a ring of fire in the sky.





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