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Solar Eclipse 2019: How world witnessed sun turning into 'ring of fire'; photos

Solar Eclipse 2019: The final solar eclipse of 2019 and decade was witnessed in southern India, Dubai, Abu Dhabi when sun turned into a 'ring of fire' after moon came in between it and earth.

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: December 26, 2019 10:04 IST
Full solar eclipse was seen in Dubai turning sun into ring

Full solar eclipse was seen in Dubai turning sun into ring of fire. The spectacular celestial event started around 8:50 am IST. 

Solar Eclipse 2019: Several countries on Thursday witnessed the last solar eclipse of the decade when the moon came in between Sun and Earth, turning Sun into a 'ring of fire'. 

In India, the final solar eclipse of the decade was only visible in the southern states including Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, while the rest of the country including northern states could not see the rare event.

Watching the sun turning into a 'ring of fire' during day time was an extra-ordinary experience in itself. The celestial event was witnessed in Qatar, the UAE​, Southern India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Oman, northern Sri Lanka, the Indian Ocean, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines and Guam. A partial solar eclipse was also visible across Australia.

Here's how the world witnessed the last solar eclipse of the decade

India Tv - Full solar eclipse was seen in Dubai turning sun into ring of fire. The spectacular celestial event started around 8:50 am IST. 

Full solar eclipse was seen in Dubai turning sun into ring of fire. The spectacular celestial event started around 8:50 am IST. 

India Tv - Almost  complete solar eclipse seen in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The celestial event began around 8:50 am. 

Almost  complete solar eclipse seen in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The celestial event began around 8:50 am. 

India Tv - Solar eclipse witnessed in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. In India, the annual celestial event was visible in souther states  that too partial only. 

Solar eclipse witnessed in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. In India, the annual celestial event was visible in souther states  that too partial only. 

India Tv - A glimpse of solar eclipse seen in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. 

A glimpse of solar eclipse seen in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. 

India Tv - In Kerala, early stages of solar eclipse which began around 8:55 am on Thursday. 

In Kerala, early stages of solar eclipse which began around 8:55 am on Thursday. 

India Tv - Odisha also witnessed the final and last solar eclipse of the decade. 

Odisha also witnessed the final and last solar eclipse of the decade. 

According to scientists, the partial phase of the eclipse began at 8 am, but the annular phase began an hour later, at 9:06 am and will end at 12:29 pm. The partial phase will end at 1:36 pm.

The last solar eclipse of the decade was available on YouTube channel Tharulowa Digital and space-focused website, Slooh, which telecasted the celestial event live.

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