The Ring of Fire: Pakistan’s First Solar Eclipse After Two Decades

The Ring of Fierce Fire

Author: Muhammad Zarak Khan

We are all very well aware of what an amazing yet strange phenomenon a Solar eclipse is. This is the name given to the event where the Moon the Sun and the Earth align in a straight line with the Moon obstructing the Sun light and creating an entire blackout. These events are very rare and are said to occur on an average of every Eighteen months. In fact these eclipses are not visible from all over the world rather some particular cities or countries can witness this peculiar event.

These will be the flames of the Sun circling around the borders of the Moon

Now, similar to this situation the phenomenon is set to occur once again on the 26th of December 2019. This however will be an annular eclipse and not a complete eclipse. In this type of eclipse the Moon is 3% smaller the size of the Sun due to its distance from the Earth therefore there won’t be a complete circular silhouette of the Moon rather this will show a spectacular ring of fire around the black shade of the Moon.

solar eclipse ring of fire


These will be the flames of the Sun circling around the borders of the Moon. Hence this jaw dropping event will not be witnessed all over Earth but only by the people of Eastern Europe, much of Asia, Northern and Western Australia, Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean. It is also said that this is a rare event and will be occurring after a time period of 20 years and will be historical one. According to MET Department in Pakistan the solar eclipse will be visible in Karachi, Islamabad, Quetta, Peshawar, Lahore, Gilgit and Muzaffarabad regions.

solar eclipse ring of fire

Daily Times

You are all advised to gather up your eye gears and then and only then go out during the eclipse. This is due to the fact that if you look at the eclipse with the naked eye, it burns your retinal nerves and you can loose eyesight forever. So be careful and enjoy the visual treat of an eclipse!


Do not look at the Sun directly any time before, during or right after the solar eclipse. It is better to stay inside the buildings. Pay heed towards the safety and precautionary measures as defined by the experts rather wildly following the trends.

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