Annular Eclipse – 21st June 2020

Annularity from Mango Education ([email protected]) in north India, from Dehradun, the capital and most populous city in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. [forwarded by Stephen Inbanathan, American College, Madurai]

Images from Dehradun by Mr. Hareendra Baraiya, a wildlife researcher in Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, and also a member of the Mango Astronomy Club, Mango Education, Coimbatore. Regards Obuli Chandran. RMango Education

From Oman, near Izkyu, courtesy of Alaa Ibrahim (Daystar 60 mm H-alpha + Nikon D7500

Montage from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from Abouazza Elmhamdi [email protected]

Jay Pasachoff’s article about the annular eclipse in the February 2021 Astronomy Magazine

Partial Solar Eclipse report from Gurudev Observatory, Vadodara

Xavier Jubier’s simulations with Talha Zia’s Baily’s beads

Talha Zia (The telescope used was Celestron 102GT on an alt az mount.
102 mm/1000 mm OTA) was in Sukkur City, Sindh, Pakistan; advised by Michael Kentrianakis (New York). Unfiltered (1/1000 or 1/2000 for the annulus; perhaps 1/4000 for the chromosphere). 910 mm focal length and a 90 mm diameter lens. (Talha Moon Zia, Pakistan)

[Temperature; solar-panel output; Gurudev Observatory, Vadodara, India]

Video From Pakistan Part 1

Video from Pakistan Part 2

Solstice Annular Solar Eclipse Video by Ajay Talwar – Talwar Family Eclipse Expedition to Sirsa, Haryana, India

Viktor Cherkashin – Irkutsk Regional Astronomical Organisation.
Private observatory “Sinilga” – 25 km to the east from Irkutsk.
Until 55 minutes it runs in Russian, then in English with the observatory in Germany involved.

APOD Annular Eclipse Images

CosmoQuest Community Streams the June 21 Annular Eclipse.
Astronomy enthusiasts Elad and Gillian live stream the annular eclipse from Israel and Pakistan respectively with indirect viewing techniques.

SQU Oman Images



The June 21, 2020, eclipse as captured by the XRT (x-ray telescope) on the Japanese Hinode Mission between 4-10 UTC; the false-color x-ray image was stitched together from four pointings from before the eclipse.
Thanks to Alphonse Sterling (NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center), liaison with Kathy Reeves and Lucas Guliano (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)]  Dr. Taro Sakao (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency/Institute of Space and Astronautical Science = JAXA/ISAS]
(Thanks to Alphonse Sterling, Kathy Reeves, and Lucas Guliano)  Dr. Taro Sakao was making scientific observations of nonthermal plasma motions in the high-speed solar wind stream with the Extreme-ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph aboard Hinode, using the lunar silhouette for calibration of stray light.

Partial-eclipse images from Kodaikanal Observatory, south India [forwarded by Jagdev Singh; cloudy in Bangalore]

Crescent from PDO Oman

Crescent from PDO Oman (PDO = Petroleum Development Oman)

Ajay Talwar: Unfiltered from Sirsa, Haryana, India

GONG shows a very small prominence in the northeast.

Partial Solar Eclipse from Abu Dhabi, UAE on 21 June 2020. Using Hydrogen Alpha telescope and another normal solar telescope. More Information at 

Taken by Mohammad Odeh on June 21, 2020 @ Abu Dhabi, UAE

45-min pre-eclipse webinar by Jay Pasachoff for the Iranian education group, June 18,
organized by Saheed Jafari, Director of Int’l and Science Communication, Saros Science Popularization Team, Iran

Skyweek Summary Page from Daniel Fischer’s website