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It could be the most spectacular annular eclipse of the decade.
- An annular eclipse is a type of solar eclipse where the edge of the Sun remains visible around the Moon.
- The June 21 annular eclipse will occur when the Moon is nearly at its apogee, the point in the lunar orbit when the Moon is farthest away from Earth.
- Only some countries will be able to see the eclipse in person, but several organizations plan to livestream the event.
timeanddate.com<p>The annular eclipse may also provide views of the Sun's chromosphere — a pinkish layer of burning hydrogen — and "<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baily%27s_beads" target="_blank">Baily's beads</a>," a visual effect of solar eclipses where streams of sunlight travel across the moon's rugged topography. The eclipse will begin at 12:47 a.m. ET and will last several hours, but each specific location on Earth will only be able to see it, weather permitting, for about one minute. </p>
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