“The annular solar eclipse is not visible from Indonesia and can only be observed from the regions near the North Pole,” Lapan’s Head of the Dissemination Division of Space Science Center, Emanuel Sungging Mumpuni, informed Antara here on Tuesday.
Mumpuni noted that the annular solar eclipse can only be observed in the Ellesmere Island and Baffin Island in Canada as well as in the Siberian area in Russia, with the maximum eclipse at 5:43 p.m. local time.
The annular solar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Moon, and Earth form a straight line. During the eclipse, the Moon that covers the sun appears smaller, so it cannot block out all the sunlight.
Meanwhile, the new moon phase this time will fall on June 10, 2021, at 5:52 p.m. local time, with a distance of 404,245 kilometers from the earth and lying on the Taurus constellation.
Moreover, another astronomic phenomena forecast to occur this week are Mercury at the position of inferior conjunction on June 11 and the quartet Moon-Venus-Pollux-Mars conjunction on June 12-14.
Inferior conjunction refers to a configuration wherein the Earth, Mercury, and Sun form a straight line. It is forecast to occur at 8:05 a.m. local time.
The phenomenon occurs every 116 days, with the last occurrence on February 8, 2021, and will take place again on October 10, 2021, and January 23, 2022.