The eclipse, which is known as an annular solar eclipse, was also viewed in space. The eclipse started in Saudi Arabia. The Moon passed in front of the Sun, but it did not entirely cover the Sun’s face, and this created a brilliant ring (“annulus”) which gave it a “ring of fire” effect. It is the last eclipse of the year, and also the last eclipse of the decade.
See the many photos and videos over at Space.com.
What a way to end the decade!
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