Ring of Fire’ solar eclipse to be visible from Bangladesh’s sky

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) on Sunday said a partial annular eclipse of the sun will be visible

Bangladesh is going to witness the first visible eclipse of the decade, classified as the “annular solar eclipse” and popularly known as the “ring of fire” on Sunday, with the Sun appearing as a necklace of pearls for around 30 seconds during the maximum phase.

In the country, the celestial spectacle will be visible as a partial eclipse.

Annular eclipses occur when the Moon – passing between Earth and the Sun – is not quite close enough to our planet to completely obscure sunlight, leaving a thin ring of the solar disc visible.

If the sky remains free from cloud, then the eclipse of the sun can be seen as a partial solar eclipse from Bangladesh, said a press release of National Museum of Science and Technology (NMST).

The solar eclipse will start at 11:23am, peak at 1:12pm and end at 2:52pm on Sunday in Bangladesh, said the NMST.

The NMST has urged people not to look at the sun with naked eyes during the eclipse.