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'Ring of fire' solar eclipse thrills skywatchers on longest day

Written by  Tuesday, 23 June 2020 10:39
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Hong Kong (AFP) June 21, 2020
Skywatchers along a narrow band from west Africa to the Arabian Peninsula, India and the Far East witnessed a dramatic "ring of fire" solar eclipse Sunday. So-called annular eclipses occur when the Moon - passing between Earth and the Sun - is not quite close enough to our planet to completely obscure sunlight, leaving a thin ring of the solar disc visible. They happen every year or tw

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