Crowds across Asia gather to see ‘ring of fire’

Crowds across Asia gather to see 'ring of fire'
The full 'ring of fire' is seen in Dindigul, India. Source: AFP
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Daily US Times: People across Asia are witnessing an annual solar eclipse. The natural phenomenon is also known as a ‘ring of fire’.

Crowds have gathered in a number of countries including Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, India and Indonesia.

During the annual eclipse, the Moon covers the centre of the sun, which looks like a ring of fire.

There are two eclipses in a year. The eclipses happen when the Earth is completely or partially in the Moon’s shadow.

The previous solar eclipse happened on 2 July and that was visible exclusively over South America. The next total eclipse will visible across parts of southern Chile and Argentina, as well as south-west Africa and Antarctica.