Ring of fire eclipse: Stunning images emerge from today's annular eclipse

Ring of fire eclipse: Stunning images emerge from today's annular eclipse

Ring of fire eclipse: Stunning images emerge from today's annular eclipse

Viewers along a narrow band from west Africa to the Arabian peninsula, India and southern China will witness the most dramatic "ring of fire" eclipse in years.

The "ring of fire" eclipse was visible first from the Republic of Congo just a few minutes post sunrise at 5:56 am local time (04:56 GMT).

A Guwahatian shared his experience along with a video clip of the eclipse and the explanation behind how he filmed the solar eclipse. Since the moon is farther away from the earth, it seems smaller and does not block the entire view of the sun.

There are three types of solar eclipses - total, partial, and annular. Partial solar eclipses will be visible in the major areas of the country with varying magnitudes differing from place to place. Solar eclipse of June 21 2020 June 21 2020 will observe an annular solar eclipse. A ring of fire will be visible in the sky due to this eclipse meaning the bright edges of the sun will be visible at the peak of the eclipse.

This eclipse coincided with the summer solstice - the northern hemisphere's longest day of the year.

Annular solar eclipses are those where the moon does not entirely come between the earth and the sun. Children, women, scientists, and other officials and staff members enjoyed watching the spectacular celestial event and experienced the thrill of being able to witness the phenomenon of light and shadow that causes an eclipse.

Astrologers said it a fourth super rare hybrid eclipse which is a mix between an annular and total solar eclipse.

In Dubai, people could see over 85 percent of the sun covered by moon, with photographers taking stunning photos of the eclipse over the iconic Burj Khalifa building.

The Indian Institute of Astrophysics and the Virtual Telescope Project will also be hosting live streams of the eclipse. For Oman and India it will be the second annular eclipse 6 months after the December 2019 eclipse.

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