NewsTelecast of the Annular Solar Eclipse 21-06-2020
During a solar eclipse the Sun, Moon and Earth are in a straight line and the Moon comes between the Sun and Earth, due to which the rays of the sun are blocked from reaching the Earth. There are three kinds of solar eclipses: Total, Partial and Annular. This type of annular solar eclipse occurs when the moon is at the farthest point in its orbit and moves between the Earth and the Sun. Because the Moon is not big enough to totally block the Sun, its outer rim remains visible.
The annular solar eclipse was fully visible at Welham Boys’ School. This was a rare and spectacular event that was only experienced along a relatively narrow strip on the Earth's surface. People in China, Central African Republic, Congo, Ethiopia, India and Pakistan were able to see the eclipse. The annular Solar Eclipse passed right over the Welham Boys’ School campus. The centerline of the eclipse path was less than 8 km from the School grounds. The last time a solar eclipse was seen where the Welham Boys’ campus is located now, was on 17th July 1814. The next chance of a total or annular Solar Eclipse passing over Welham would be on 9th June 2309.