'Ring of fire': Final eclipse of the year wows across Asia

'Ring of fire': Final eclipse of the year wows across Asia

Lahore (Web Desk): The annular solar eclipse was visible in parts of Pakistan after 20 years on early Thursday.


The eclipse began at 7:30 am, peaked at 8:37 am and can be viewed till 1:06 pm.

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department, the celestial event would be most visible in Karachi and Gwadar. The world over, as per PMD, the solar eclipse would descend upon eastern Europe, northern and western Australia, eastern Africa, Pacific and Indian oceans, and much of Asia.

A solar eclipse is when the moon passes directly between the sun and the Earth. According to Accu Weather, the distance between the moon and the Earth at the moment of the eclipse dictates the type of the eclipse that can be viewed. The moon, however, does not always block out the entire sun.