An annular solar eclipse will occur across southeast Asia tomorrow, December 26th, 2019. It will be visible across whole Asia and western Pacific, Indian Ocean and also northern Australia, but the maximum annularity will only be visible in the swath from Saudi Arabia across India, Sri Lanka into Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines towards the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam.
Note: A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the Sun for a viewer on Earth. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon’s apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun’s, blocking most of the Sun’s light and causing the Sun to look like an annulus (a ring).
A partial eclipse will be visible thousands of kilometers wide from the central path and cover small parts of Eastern Europe, much of Asia, North/West Australia, East in Africa, Pacific and Indian Ocean. The eclipse begins with an antumbra having a magnitude of 0.96, being 164 kilometers wide. The longest duration of annularity is 3 minutes and 40 seconds, at 5.30 UTC occurring in the South China Sea.
The eclipse will begin in Saudi Arabia about 220 kilometers northeast of Riyadh at 03:43 UTC and will end in Guam at 06:59.4 UTC. The greatest eclipse will occur on at 05:17:43.6 UTC, Dec 26th.
The attached zoom map is showing the visibility of the Annular Solar Eclipse in India.
A couple of close-up views for Saudi Arabia, India & Sri Lanka, Singapore and Guam.
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See more details on the eclipse – Annular solar eclipse on December 26 – earthsky.com
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