The month of June will have several phenomena in the sky. After the lunar eclipse comes the solar eclipse, on June 10th, called the Ring of Fire.
We will also have the June solstice, which marks the longest night and the beginning of winter south of the equator. In the northern hemisphere, we will have the beginning of summer and the longest day of the year, the summer solstice.
Also in June, the beautiful Strawberry Moon is expected.
Solar Eclipse - Ring of Fire
The “ring of fire” is not a total eclipse, because the edges of the Sun can be seen around the moon.
Also known as an annular solar eclipse, it will be visible in parts of Russia, Greenland and northern Canada. And it will be partially visible in North Asia, Europe and the United States.
Unfortunately, in Brazil, viewing will not be possible. However, there are several websites on the internet that will broadcast the phenomenon.
"Annular eclipses are similar to total eclipses in that the Moon, Earth and Sun are aligned so that the Moon moves directly in front of the Sun as seen Earth," said Alex Young, Associate Director of Science, Heliophysical Sciences Division at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
“But there is no total eclipse, meaning the Moon doesn't completely block the Sun's visible disk because the Moon is farther away and its apparent size in the sky is [slightly] smaller than the Sun. solar disk is visible around the Moon”.
According to Young, solar eclipses occur two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse.
Strawberry Moon will be seen June 24th. It will be brightest around 3:40 am EDT, but will be visible until later.
The strawberry moon is named after the Algonquin Native American tribes, because this full moon was the signal for harvesting wild strawberries.
However, she has other names in other parts of the world. In Europe it is called a honeymoon, mead moon or rose full moon. In the southern hemisphere, it is known as an oak moon, cold moon or long night moon, according to EarthSky.org.
summer and winter solstice
The longest day of the year usually starts summer and, with it, the harvest in the northern hemisphere. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that the solstice is linked to fertility, both of the plant and human variety, in various destinations around the world.
The summer solstice will arrive on June 20 at 11:16 pm (Miami time), beginning summer in the northern hemisphere and winter in the southern hemisphere.
The winter solstice arrives on June 21 at 12:16 am (Eastern Time), marking the first day of winter in the southern hemisphere.