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 Annular Solar Eclipse of 2020 June 21
 from Oman, India or China (Tibet)

To observe the 2020 June 21 annular eclipse, I will likely travel to Oman because it’s the perfect choice both for the weather and the beauty of the country. Trying to view a deeper and nearly pearled annular, yet not even close to ASE 1966 in Greece, from the summit of the Hardeol peak (Temple of God) at 7,151 meters (23,461 feet) in India is enticing although the odds of succeeding are low because of the extremely high elevation, remoteness and pre-monsoon potentially unstable weather; this peak has only been climbed twice. To observe from Tibet is also enticing.

You can use this solar eclipse calculator to compute the local circumstances of the eclipse, and the solar eclipse timer notifies the beginning of the various events. A time exposure calculator is there to help you choose your camera settings.


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Annular Eclipse 2020
Eclipse circumstances
(Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC)

Annular Solar Eclipse 2020 June Cloud Cover
Average cloudiness in June along the path of annularity
(courtesy of Jay Anderson)

Annular Solar Eclipse 2020 Animation
Annular eclipse animation


Oman Rub al-Khali Sand Dune
Rub al-Khali sand dunes in Oman

Hardeol Peak India
Hardeol peak in India (approach from Munsiyari and view from the Milam Glacier)


Baily’s beads simulation from the Hardeol Peak summit in India (generated by my Solar Eclipse Maestro application)

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