"Ring of Fire" Eclipse Photos in Africa and Asia

Photographers and people have been taking photos of the “Ring of Fire” eclipse that affected only 2% of the world this year. According to astronomers, watching the eclipse is the equivalent of switching from a 500W bulb to a 30W bulb.

Annular eclipses occur every year or two and are only visible across a narrow band of our planet, known as the centerline when the moon is in its “new moon” phase when it is between the Sun and the Earth. This eclipse lasted for just under 90 seconds at its point of maximum duration.

These are some of the best photos that have been taken.

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A Kenyan man projected the eclipse onto his hand through a pair of binoculars in Nairobi
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