The 'deepest' annular solar eclipse of the century, wherein the Sun appears like a ring of fire, was visible from parts of India and West Asia.
The annular path also passes through Congo, Sudan, Ethiopia, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Pakistan, and China.
The Summer Solstice is seen as an auspicious day in many cultures.
An annular solar eclipse occurs when the apparent size of the moon is only slightly less than the Sun’s – or the Moon almost covers the Sun – leaving only the outer rim of the Sun uncovered, and hence giving the appearance of a “ring of fire”.
From attempts to uncover age-old mysteries to new discoveries, the phenomenon of solar eclipse has played a key role in the progress of science
The trio of sun, earth and the moon will depict an interesting view of partial solar eclipse on May 21 this year, which will be seen in the eastern part of the country.