In a striking coincidence, the 2020 summer solstice will occur on the same day as a major annular eclipse.
But some believe it’s more than a coincidence, and that the darkness that will fall on June 21 is a sign that the apocalypse is near.
An annular eclipse takes place when the moon is too far away in its orbit to completely block out the sun, creating the eerie “ring of fire” effect.
The solar eclipse this Sunday is the first time the breathtaking phenomenon has occurred this year, and experts say it will be the “deepest” one of the century as it will take place during solstice, when the sun is at maximum elevation.
The moon will reportedly cover up to 98.8% of the sun’s disc, making the eclipse appear different than previous events with just a narrow ring visible in the sky for about 30 seconds.
Millions of people in the northern Indian region will see a particularly unusual eclipse, according to astrophotographer Ajay Talwar.
Source: Daily Star