ANNUAL SOLAR ECLIPSE OF YEAR 2020

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We experience a solar eclipse whenever the Sun, the Moon, and the Earth are aligned in a single direction, or an almost straight arrangement, so that if the Moon comes in between Sun and Earth blocking Sun’s rays straightforwardly reaching the  earth.

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Depending on the alignment, three types of solar eclipses complete, partial, and annular along with the inclusion of an unusual annular variant and a total solar eclipse are found. This June 21, solar eclipse would be an annular eclipse in which the Moon is far from Earth that such relative size doesn’t quite fully cover the Sun and leaves the outer rims observable, thereby forming a ring of fire in the sky.

In Pakistan, the Meteorological Department said that the solar eclipse is scheduled to take place on June 21, 2020, and it would be visible across the country in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and some other major cities as well. This year’s partial solar eclipse will begin at 8:46am and will end at 2:34pm, whereas the biggest eclipse occurs at 11:40 in the morning. Major cities such as Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta, Gilgit, Muzaffarabad, Sukkur and Gwadar will also see the eclipse at different partial rates, just those who live in Sukkur will see annular eclipse at almost its fullest 98.78% of the Sun’s visibility.