June 21st-A red letter day in the history of Earth
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in/ Chandigarh
June 21,2020 will be a rarest day in the history of Earth, when the longest solar eclipse,falls on Asha Amavasya, is taking place after 900 years, will continue for around six hours, will be witnessed India and other parts of the world. The world will witness a celestial event known as the ‘Ring of Fire’ solar eclipse or an annular solar eclipse. The solar eclipse today is the 23rd such celestial event in a decade, according to US space agency NASA’s website. June 21’s eclipse is an annular one, meaning the moon is unable to cover the entire sun, leaving a small surface exposed which is called the “ring of fire”.
The world is also celebrating this day as International Yoga Day with a theme: “Yoga for Health – Yoga at Home”. Recognizing its universal appeal, on 11 December 2014, the United Nations proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga. The International Day of Yoga aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga.
June 21 is also a longest day of the year. Earth will be hosting a rare type of solar eclipse this June 21 which is coinciding with the summer solstice, or the first day of summer. June 21 also marks the longest day of the year. As per the reports, the sun will be at its highest position in the sky.
It is the same day when World is celebrating “World Music day”. The Fête de la Musique, also known in English as Music Day,Make Music Day or World Music Day, is an annual music celebration that takes place on 21 June. It first took place in 1982 in Paris as the Fête de la Musique. This day honours the contribution of professionals and amateurs to the music industry.
Father Day also comes on this day. Father’s Day is observed on the third Sunday of June in India. After this day was first observed in the United States in 1908 and gradually gained popularity.