Here’s How You Can Safely Witness This Week’s Solar Eclipse

During the first solar eclipse of the year, the moon will block the sun almost entirely, leaving only a ring of fire from the Earth’s star visible Thursday (June 10) morning.

The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) has issued an official warning: Although annular and partial eclipses of the Sun are spectacular events, they should NOT be viewed with the unaided eye. Even though a large part of the solar disc will be covered, looking at the partially eclipsed Sun without appropriate protection can cause serious and permanent damage to the eyes.

Sky watchers from only a few places – parts of Canada, Greenland and northern Russia – will be able to spot this ring of fire, also known as the annular eclipse, according to NASA.

However, a partial solar eclipse – when the moon takes a circular “bite” from the sun – will be visible in more parts of the northern hemisphere, including parts of the eastern United States and northern Alaska. , much of Canada and parts of the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and North Africa, NASA reported.

So here are 4 ways you can safely view this week’s solar eclipse:

1. Put solar filters on binoculars, a telescope or a camera

2. Use solar eclipse glasses

3. Make a pinhole projector

4. Stream it online