Annular solar eclipse to sweep across Africa and Asia

  • Wednesday 20, May 2020 05:49 PM
Sharjah 24 - Reuters: The Moon will cast its shadow over parts of the Eastern Hemisphere from Africa and Eastern Europe to the Pacific in a solar eclipse on June 21, on the same day as the Northern Hemisphere's summer solstice.
According to NASA, the annular phase of this solar eclipse — when only the Sun's outer edges are visible around the Moon in a fiery ring — will cross the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Pakistan, India, China and Taiwan.

People thousands of kilometers north and south of this area will be able to see varying stages of a partial eclipse.