Skywatchers from Oman to India and Singapore were lucky to get an uncommon “ring of fire” solar eclipse this Thursday. Annular eclipses happen when the Moon isn’t sufficiently close to the Earth to totally cloud the Sun, leaving a ring of the sunlight based disc noticeable. While these kinds of eclipse happen each year or two, they are just noticeable from a restricted band of Earth each time and it tends to be a long time before a similar one is repeated.
It depends upon climate conditions, the current year’s cosmic marvel was set to be obvious from the Middle East crosswise over southern India and Southeast Asia before closure over the northern Pacific.
Several amateur astronomers, and picture takers set up by Singapore’s harbor for what some portrayed as a “unique” sight.
Alexander Alin 45, a geophysicist from Germany, goes around the world after the eclipse.
In southern India, individuals accumulated on the seashores in Tamil Nadu to watch the sight.
The eclipse even influenced cricket, with play deferred by two hours between Mumbai and Rajkot.
Odisha announced a holiday, with all government workplaces, courts, schools, and universities shut.
In New Delhi, cloud and pollution obstructed the view and Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his disappointment, though just a halfway eclipse would have been notified that far north.
In Indonesia, many individuals accumulated outside Jakarta Planetarium to watch the sight using protective glasses provided by the planetarium, seeking after clear skies at the hour of the eclipse.
Claude Denni was born and raised in San Jose. Claude has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Daily Democrat here in Californiar and NPR. As a journalist for Coastal Morning Star, Claude covers national and international developments.