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Solar Eclipse

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  • December 25, 2019
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Solar Eclipse

Part of: GS Prelims and GS Mains I- Geography

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  • On 26th December, the annular solar eclipse will be visible in places such as India, Australia, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore – when the Moon will eclipses the Sun to form a “ring of fire” in the sky. 

What is annual Solar eclipse?

  • Generally, when the new Moon intersects the light of the Sun, it brings a total solar eclipse on Earth. 
  • But it won’t be the case this time as the Moon is presently quite farther than average from Earth and once it will cross the Sun, a “negative shadow” or what technically called the antumbra will become visible in the form of the ring of fire. This is known as an annular eclipse.
  • Ophthalmologists warn against viewing the phenomenon with the naked eye or taking pictures using mobile phones or cameras.
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