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All eyes on Dec 26 ‘Ring of Fire’ in sky

 Science & IT Desk

 Published: 11:48 AM, 25 December 2019   Updated: 12:48 PM, 25 December 2019



The earth people look forward to seeing the rare Solar eclipse on December 26 as it was seen  172 years ago. During this, there will be a ring of fire around the sun — what the scientists called ‘Ring of Fire’. 

Thousands of people from different countries including Bangladesh, India, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Philippines, Australia, will witness the last solar eclipse of the decade.

Though This solar eclipse is not a total eclipse, it is an ‘Annular Solar Eclipse’. This ‘Annular Solar Eclipse’ is also called ‘Ring of Fire’. 

When a portion of the Earth is engulfed in a shadow cast by the Moon which fully or partially blocks sunlight — this occurs the Sun, Moon and Earth are aligned — that is called Solar Eclipse. Although the moon is a little farther away from the earth, the shadow of the moon will fall on the earth. This will make the sun look like a ring.

This rare ‘Annular Solar Eclipse’ can be even seen from Bangladesh. The solar eclipse will begin at 9:01:16 am. The total solar eclipse will take place at 10:28:09 am. At that time, most part of the Sun will cover by the Moon - the sun will look like a ‘Ring of Fire’. The solar eclipse will last for 12:08:25 pm.  

The ‘Annular Solar Eclipse’ will start at 8:27 am Indian time. The total eclipse will see at 9:53 am and continue till 11:32 am. The adoption will last for 3.8 hours.

The Ring of Fire Solar Eclipse will be seen in most of the districts of West Bengal including Kolkata. However, the sky is likely to be cloudy that day. So meteorologists are skeptical about how much of this eclipse can be seen.

The best way to see the eclipse from Rameswaram in Southern India. This will be seen well in India from Mangalore, Tiruchirappalli, Wayanad, Kozhikode, Ooty and other places. The last solar eclipse of this decade will also see from Jaffna in Sri Lanka, Singapore.  

According to space scientists, the cosmos will last for 2.5 to 3 hours. The moon will cover more than 90 percent of the sun, which can be viewed by the naked eye.