Annular Eclipse on the 21st of May!

 

An annular eclipse occurs when the Sun and Moon are exactly in line, but the apparent size of the Moon is smaller than that of the Sun. Hence the Sun appears as a very bright ring, or annulus, surrounding the outline of the Moon.

On the 21st of May, you can see the annular eclipse in Japan. The last annular eclipse in Japan was the 23rd of September, 1987 in Okinawa, and next one is the 1st of June, 2030 in Hokkaido, so it is a very rare chance to see it.

This time, Kagoshima is one of the best place to see it!

Get a pair of Eclipse Glasses, and enjoy the an unusual event!

Time:  The solar eclipse stars  6:12 ~ 6:13
Annular eclipse starts   7:20
Greatest eclipse           7:22 ~ 7:23
Annular eclipse ends    7:24
The solar eclipse ends  8:42

! Attention !
Please do not see the sun with the naked eye!
The most easy and safe way to see it is through the proper Eclipse Glasses. Watching through a sheet of plastic is also very dangerous even if it is colored, because it allows infrared rays to get through and damage your eyes!

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