Annular Solar Eclipse in Singapore Dec 26



For the first time in over 20 years, Singapore will see the Ring of Fire in the sky!



Mark your calendars, on Dec 26 2019, there will be an Annular Solar Eclipse in Singapore. A solar eclipse is caused by the moon moving between the Sun and Earth in its orbit, covering the sun fully. For an annular solar eclipse, the Moon does not cover the Sun entirely.



As the moon is too far from the Earth, it will cover the Sun centre but leave its outer edges visible causing a visual Ring of Fire. This phenomenon is not visible all around the world as the path of solar eclipse is usually a thin narrow line that cuts across the Earth. Singapore will be one country where everyone will be able to see it.

The timing of the Eclipse as follows

11.27am -  Partial Solar Eclipse begins
1.22pm - Full Eclipse begins, start of the Annular phase
1.23 pm- Maximum Eclipse
1.24 pm - Full Eclipse Ends
3.18pm- Partial Eclipse Ends




You can join in a workshop specially made for this event at the Singapore Science Cente on 26 Dec. You can learn more about the moon, the sun and everything in between in this workshop.

For those who intend to watch the Eclipse. Do note the following
1) Never Look at the Sun directly without protective eye gear. Sunglasses cannot protect your eyes from the damage the Sun's rays can do to them

2) Make a pinhole projector to view the Sun

3) Do not look at the sun through the pinhole, binoculars or telescope.







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