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
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.