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In Pictures: Rare ‘Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse

Sky watchers in Asia at different places were lucky to catch a glimpse at the rare “ring of fire” solar eclipse on Thursday. These types of eclipses occur every year or two but are only visible from a narrow band of the earth each time.

The eclipse started at 7:30 am Pakistan Standard Time and this time a partial solar eclipse was witnessed, unlike the full eclipse that occurred in 1999.

Dependent on the weather conditions, this year’s astronomical phenomenon was visible from the Middle East across southern India and Southeast Asia before ending over the northern Pacific.

There are usually two solar eclipses every year, they occur only when the earth is completely or partially in the moon’s shadow.

The previous solar eclipse was on July 2 and was visible almost exclusively over South America.

The next annual eclipse in June 2020 will be visible to a narrow band from Africa to northern Asia.

Here is the rare solar eclipse caught on camera at various location across Aisa:

solar eclipse in Doha
The moon passes between the sun and the earth during an annular solar eclipse in Doha, Qatar
solar eclipse in Abu Dhabi
The solar eclipse from the Madinat Zayed in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi.
solar eclipse in Bangladesh
The “ring of fire” solar eclipse as seen from Dhaka, Bangladesh.


solar eclipse in the southern Indian city of Dindigul
The moon totally covers the sun during the rare “ring of fire” solar eclipse as seen from the southern Indian city of Dindigul.
solar eclipse in Sri Lanka
The moon covers the sun as seen from Colombo, Sri Lanka.
solar eclipse in Bangkok
The moon moves in front of the sun in Bangkok.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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