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The Sun’s Ring of Fire Eclipse & Sundiving Comets | Space Weather News 06.20.2020

This week all eyes are on the Sun, but not for the reasons you might think! First we have an annular solar eclipse that will make a ring of fire in the skies over Africa and parts of Asia. (Be sure to check below for links to where you can watch the eclipse live.) Secondly, we have multiple sun-diving comets this week, including the 4000th comet discovered in SOHO’s coronagraphs! Both this comet and the 3999th made a gorgeous close flyby of the Sun a couple of days ago. But dont worry if you missed it because the comet NEOWISE is going to be entering SOHO and STEREO’s coronagraph views in less than a week and we get to watch that comet as it makes its closest approach to the Sun on July 3rd. As for space weather from our star, it’s a reasonably quiet week, with only mild conditions in the forecast. Indeed, it’s the perfect pause to watch these other celestial sights!

Online Live Eclipse Webcasts:

Time & Date: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5t14F-ivNY&feature=emb_title

Slooh: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du1JNrFD0M0&feature=emb_title