This Saturday (14) the long-awaited annular solar eclipse took place, which can be observed in Brazil and other parts of the world. On this occasion, Moon passes between Earth and Sun, causing impressive “ring of fire” appearance. Although the solar eclipse lasted several hours, it lasted only a few minutes; Fortunately, there was enough time for millions of people to photograph the beauty of the event.

astronomical event however, it occurs at the farthest point of planet Earth’s elliptical orbit when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth.. Thus, the Moon’s shadow covers almost the entire Sun, leaving only the edges that form the “ring of fire”.

In Brazil, the annular solar eclipse was 100% visible in parts of Pará, Tocantins, Maranhão, Piauí, Ceará, Rio Grande do Norte, Paraíba and Pernambuco; as well as in other countries around the world, including the United States, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia. As expected, Internet users took photos and shared them on social media. Check out!

‘Ring of fire’ around the world

In addition to the beautiful images of the eclipse, Getty Images also released some photos of people watching the event! Check out some images and reflections of the eclipse in the gallery above!

If you haven’t organized yourself to watch the astronomical event of the year live, don’t worry. The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) released and released the video shortly after the eclipse ended. Check out!

This phenomenon is thought to be rare in Brazil, as it will only be seen again in the country within a few years. Another annular solar eclipse will occur in October 2024, but it will not be visible to Brazilians. In February 2026, the eclipse will be visible only in Antarctica. The next public event that can be seen in Brazil will take place in February 2027, but will only be observed by spectators in the south of the country.

Upcoming astronomical events

October still hosts many celestial shows:

  • 10/20 and 21: Maximum activity of the Orionid meteor shower;
  • 10/22: Moon in First Quarter;
  • 10/23: Venus at greatest eastern elongation (best visualization);
  • 10/24: Conjunction between the Moon and Saturn;
  • 10/28: Partial lunar eclipse.

Did you like the content? Stay up to date with more astronomical curiosities at TecMundo. If you wish, see how to observe a lunar eclipse.

Source: Tec Mundo

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