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A ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse; The first solar eclipse of 2021 to light up the sky on Thursday

The world is about to witness the first solar eclipse of 2021 today as the ‘ring of fire’ will light up the sky on Thursday afternoon.

However, the solar eclipse will not be visible in Pakistan.

The eclipse would be visible in Russia, Greenland, Northern Canada, North Asia, Europe, and the United States.

While, other countries in the Northern Hemisphere, including the United Kingdom and Ireland, will be able to see a partial eclipse,

The eclipse can be witnessed at 1:12 pm Pakistani time, while it would be at its peak at 3:42 pm and expectedly end at 4:34 pm.

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon crosses between the sun and the Earth, which blocks a portion of the sun’s ray.

The moon will partially block out the sun this Thursday to create a “ring of fire” solar eclipse.

Those who want to watch this solar eclipse event can catch up the live  stream being broadcast by NASA:

 

 

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