Annular solar eclipse: Crowds in Asia gather to see ‘ring of fire’

People across Asia are witnessing an annular solar eclipse, which is also known as a "ring of fire".

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.

There are usually two solar eclipses on Earth every year, and they occur only when the Earth is completely or partially in the Moon's shadow.

The previous solar eclipse was on 2 July and was visible almost exclusively over South AmeRead More – Source