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What You Need to Know about the Annular Eclipse. Come to Chiayi on June 21 to Witness It

  • PostDate:2020-06-05

June 2, 2020

Education Department / Tourism and Information Department


        What is the most important event in June this year? It’s neither Dragon Boat Festival nor the changes during the pandemic, but the annular eclipse in Chiayi City. You won’t be able to see this rare astronomical event again until 2 centuries later if you miss it this time. Furthermore, Chiayi City Government and PanSci collaborated on an animated video about the knowledge of the annular eclipse.

        The annular eclipse is not only a rare astronomical event but, more importantly, something that can help people develop interest in the universe through observation. The laws and changes between the sun, the moon, and the earth are like a treasure room of knowledge. How does an annular eclipse occur? Why can it only be seen once every few centuries? For how long does this golden ring of God last? Why is Chiayi City the best spot for observation? The answers to these questions are all in the video.

       The video gives a brief introduction to the astronomy, and it’s quite easy to understand. The 5 phases of an eclipse are explained with the process of a dog eating the sun in the video, which are partial eclipse begins, total eclipse begins, totality and maximum eclipse, total eclipse ends, and then partial eclipse ends.

        The solar eclipse occurs when the sun, the moon and the earth are in the direct line. The eclipse can be fully seen in Chiayi City, which is right on the central path of the eclipse, on June 21.

        According to the video, the eclipse will only last a minute. You’d miss the chance of seeing an annular eclipse if you eat chicken rice in Chiayi City during 16:13:43 to 16:14:43 on June 21.

        Check out the video and reserve the day for yourself for the rare astronomical event. Book the ticket to Chiayi City now in order to witness the annular eclipse which occurs once every two centuries.


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