26 December, 2019
Crowds have gathered to watch the natural phenomenon in a number of countries, including Sri Lanka, Indonesia, India and Saudi Arabia.
In an annular eclipse, the moon covers the centre of the Sun, giving the appearance of a bright ring.
The previous solar eclipse was on 2 July and was visible almost exclusively over South America. The next total solar eclipse will be on 14 December 2020, and will be visible across parts of southern Chile and Argentina, as well as South-West Africa and Antarctica. (Int’l Monitoring Desk)