Eerie ‘Ring of fire’ solar eclipse to light up UK skies on June 10

The UK is set to have an eerie display as an eclipse is expected on June 10 sparking apocalyptic fears.

A new moon is expected to sweep over the sun, without fully blocking it out and causing an eerie glow.

People have taken to calling these events 'ring of fire' eclipses and though some are merely fascinated by the display, a Christian preacher has warned of it signalling our end of days.

The event, which the public will require eye protection to watch, will be the first solar eclipse of 2021.

The path of the “ring of fire” eclipse is shown as the curved red swath on the map below. Astronomers call this the path of annularity.

This eclipse will last for about 1 2/3 hours (100 minutes) as it starts at sunrise in Ontario, Canada (on the north side of Lake Superior). Then the eclipse path circles across the northern reaches of the globe.

Midway along the path, the greatest eclipse occurs at local noon in northern Greenland. Afterwards, the annular eclipse path swings by the Earth’s North Pole. It will end at sunset over north-eastern Siberia.

However, in each location the eclipse will only be seen for around 3 minutes 51 seconds.

Last year, the natural annular phenomenon came on June 21, 2020.

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The moon reportedly covered around 98.8% of the sun's disc, making the eclipse appear different than previous events with just a narrow ring visible in the sky for about 30 seconds.

Millions of people in the northern Indian region saw the unusual eclipse, according to astrophotographer Ajay Talwar.

"Instead of a wide fiery ring, the sun may appear as a necklace of shiny beads (known as Baily's Beads) due to light filtering through the moon's hills and valleys," he told the Times of India.

But that's not the only reason some think this weekend's eclipse is significant, for they fear it's a sign of the end of the world.

Christian evangelist Paul Begley believed the breathtaking view was proof the world is coming to an end.

"Guys, we are in end time plagues," he said in a video on his YouTube channel where he has more than 335,000 subscribers.

"Locusts of a biblical proportion are destroying countries like Yemen, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Pakistan now has been swamped, India overwhelmed with locusts."

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