Stunning photos of the “ring of fire” that was observed in Asia, the last eclipse of the year
From Saudi Arabia to Oman, through India and Southeast Asia, numerous astronomy lovers could enjoy the unusual perspective of the Moon and the Sun
The "ring of fire" observed from Tamil Nadu, in southern India
An annular eclipse of these characteristics occurs when the moon is not close enough to the Earth to completely cover the sun, revealing a thin solar ring.
These eclipses occur every one or two years and can only be seen from a narrow strip of the planet. View from Balut Island, Philippines.
Positions of the Sun and the Moon, from Malaysia.
Children watch the eclipse from Surabaya, Indonesia
This year, it was observed, when the weather conditions allowed, in the Middle East, in South India and in Southeast Asia, to the North Pacific.
"For the next one, we will have to wait about 40 years," said Jason Teng, 37, who took a day off at work to photograph the eclipse. The astronomer apprentice used a special sunscreen for his telescope, since it is dangerous for the eyes to observe the eclipse without any eye protection
Alexander Alin, a 45-year-old geophysicist from Germany, travels around the world following eclipses. "This only lasts two minutes but it is so intense that you talk about it with your family and friends for several months," he says.
The next solar eclipse will occur in June 2020 and can be seen in an area from Africa to North Asia.
And in June 2021 another one will be seen from the Arctic, some areas of Canada, Greenland and the Russian Far East.
View from a mosque in Lahore, Pakistan
A crowd in Jakarta, Indonesia
X-rays were also used as protection in Peshawar, Pakistan
The eclipse observed from the desert in Hofuf, Saudi Arabia.
Although cell phone cameras do not usually capture the splendor of astronomical phenomena, many tried to record the image.
A commercial flight in the sky of Bangkok, Thailand.