Solar eclipse June 21, 2020: when and where will it be visible

Solar eclipse June 21, 2020: when and where will it be visible


On June 21, 2020, an annular eclipse of the Sun saros 137 will occur. Joy-pup knows about the exact time of the eclipse, as well as where it can be seen and how to behave during this period.

Solar eclipse in June 2020: where and when will it be visible?

The ring solar eclipse occurring on June 21, 2020 will be visible to inhabitants of more than 100 countries. It will be best seen in Africa (eastern part of the continent), in the south and east of Asia.

Solar eclipse in June 2020

The path of the annular phase of the eclipse will start from the Republic of the Congo. The exact time is 04:47:45 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) or 05:47:45 local time. Further, the eclipse will pass through the territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, through South and North Sudan, Ethiopia, and Eritrea. An eclipse of the Sun will affect the southern waters of the Red Sea and will spread to Asia.

solar eclipse

There, the eclipse will be observed by the population of Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Pakistan and northern India. After the oncoming of the largest eclipse phase, the path will pass through China and Taiwan and will end at 08:32:17 UTC.

How long will the solar eclipse of June 2020 last?

The maximum duration of the total eclipse phase on June 21, 2020 is 38 seconds. This phenomenon will be best seen in the northern part of India (Uttarakhand state). The exact time is 06:39:59 UTC or 09:39:59 Moscow and Kiev time. Residents of India, as well as the border regions of China, will be able to observe a bright annular eclipse of the Sun.


This is an incredible sight when the moon covers the sun, leaving only a small rim of light. At the same time, the sky won’t darken and the solar corona won’t be noticeable. But you’ll be able to see the “ring of fire” clearly.

ring of fire

Will an eclipse be seen in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus?

Residents of the southern regions of Russia (North Caucasian and Southern Federal Districts) will be able to observe the partial phases of the solar eclipse on June 21, 2020. The eclipse will be also visible in the south of Western Siberia and in the Primorsky Krai (phase 30% and above). It will be best seen by the locals of Stavropol, Krasnodar Krai, Dagestan, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Barnaul, Irkutsk, Vladivostok, in the Altai Krai and in the Republic of Tuva. It’ll have its maximum visibility at 09:04:33 in Moscow and Kiev.


In Ukraine and Belarus, there will be a minimal eclipse phase that will show itself as a slight darkening of the solar disk and the moon covering the edge of the Sun.

Which CIS states will be able to observe an eclipse in June 2020?

A little more than half the diameter of the Sun will be covered by the moon in Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Also, the eclipse will be clearly visible in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, in the south of Kazakhstan.

What is the right way to observe a solar eclipse?

Observe the eclipse should be through special means of protection, for example, astronomical glasses. You can also choose such materials to hand as:

  • X-ray photographs and light-struck film;
  • laser disks, the magnetic center of a diskette (do you still remember what it is?);
  • welding masks;
  • and even a glass or a light-sensitive film smoked over a candle.

Look out! Sunglasses don’t protect the eyes when observing the Sun during an eclipse! It’s strictly forbidden to look at the Sun through binoculars or a telescope without special protection. When using filters and protective equipment, do not bring them close to your eyes to prevent burns.

The eclipse corridor June-July 2020: how long will it last and what will it be like?

In the summer of 2020, there will be 3 eclipses of the Moon and the Sun, which fall on the period from June 5 to July 5. This time is called the eclipse corridor. The eclipses in June 2020 are a difficult, unstable and even dangerous period.

eclipse corridor

To begin with, the eclipse corridor begins with the lunar eclipse on June 5, 2020, and will last a month to the day, until July 5. It’ll include the eclipse of the Sun on June 21, 2020, which will bring big changes in life to some people.

Secondly, the June 21, 2020 solar eclipse coincides with the New Moon and the Summer Solstice.

Solar eclipse June 21, 2020: what should we do?

During this period, astrologers recommend to focus on yourself, on own thoughts and actions. First of all, you need to deal with your own problems and fears. Try to zone out and find the root of your concerns and possible troubles at work and in the family. Working with a psychologist, meditation, and spiritual practice will be helpful during the period of the solar eclipse and the entire corridor of eclipses 2020.


It’s a good sign to get married during a period of the Solar Eclipse. But it’ll work only if there is a deep spiritual connection between people. Also on this day, June 21, 2020, you can lay the foundation of a new family tradition. Simple things like traveling together or taking a walk, celebrating good news, or helping your older relatives strengthen family ties and set a good example for your children.

During the 2020 solar eclipse, you’ll feel the increase in productivity and inspiration in the sphere of business and creative work Your creative and entrepreneurial ambitions will be realized soon. It is necessary to act in accordance with your conscience and heart, resisting intrigues and provocations of confrontational people. Act wisely because there will be lots of controversial situations during the eclipse.

What shouldn’t be done during a solar eclipse?

During the eclipse of the Sun, the action of which will be also increased by the Solstice with the New Moon, the number of problems, conflicts and the so-called “life challenges” will grow significantly. The degree of aggression in the society can increase, while the physical and mental forces will be at the limit. Let’s find out what is forbidden to avoid unpleasant situations during a solar eclipse.

  • Avoid drinking alcohol in order not to get into any troubles or conflicts. 
  • For the same purpose, try not to criticize or offend loved ones. Keep your opinion to yourself, at least during a solar eclipse.
  • Don’t do extreme sports, tempting fate and checking your physical abilities.
  • You shouldn’t start conversations with superiors about salary increase. Remember, that the solar eclipse and the New Moon aren’t the best day for this.
  • Don’t let negative emotions get control of you, even if a storm is raging inside you. Remember, the reason is the eclipse of the Sun and its influence will pass soon.

Take care of yourself and your loved ones, do not let any space changes ruin your mood. Take your inspiration from the Moon and the Sun, catch fresh ideas and share positive emotions with your loved ones. 

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