Annular solar eclipse 2019 infographic
Grafik zeigt den Pfad der Eklipse und eine visuelle Erläuterung zum Unterschied zwischen einer totalen und der annullaren Sonnenfinsternis.


“Ring of fire” eclipse to dazzle Asia

By Jordi Bou

December 26, 2019 - Eine seltene Sonnenfinsternis wird Himmelsbeobachter mit einem
"Ring of Fire" begeistern, sie ist von Sausi Arabien bis zur Pazifikinsel Guam zu sehen.

An annular eclipse puts on its show when the Moon covers the Sun but leaves the Sun’s outer edges visible. Qatar, India, Sumatra and Borneo can enjoy the show between the first and last sightings.

Closer to the event, Saudi Arabia and Qatar are likely to be luring tourists with eclipse sightings on camelback in the desert. Sumatra and Borneo can promise an exceptional view of the celestial happening from atop their spectacular volcanic peaks. Guam offers oceanside viewing, and India is way ahead with a web rundown of the best viewing sites in that country.

The best of the selection is Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, where the Moon can be seen fully covering the Sun for a full three minutes. The site recommends a visit to the Annamalai Tiger Reserve after viewing the eclipse, or to the numerous temples in the city.

PUBLISHED: 17/12/2019; STORY: Graphic News