Astronomical phenomenon doesn’t happen very often and when they do, it’s magical! If you missed the total solar eclipse on 26 December 2019, do not miss the year’s first solar eclipse this 21 June 2020! Albeit a partial solar eclipse, it is an event one should revel in.
Solar eclipses occur when the moon, earth and sun are aligned. The moon casts a shadow over the earth when fully or partially blocked by the sun. For this Sunday, only part of the sun will be engulfed. The sun will be in a crescent shape like the moon!
Unlike the lunar eclipse, it is dangerous to look at a solar eclipse with the naked eye. Due to the UV rays emitting from the sun, it can damage your eyes and lead to blindness. Instead, use special eclipse glasses, telescopes or binoculars with solar filters or pinhole projector. If none of these are available for you, here is a guide on building your very own pinhole projector.
Alternatively, you can go back to the old school way of filling a pail with water and observing the eclipse through its reflection. The eclipse begins at 2.50pm, peaks at 3.57pm and ends at 4.54pm. Spend Father’s Day with this special event and make it a memorable one.