On Saturday, October 14, the sky will feature the year’s second and final solar eclipse, captivatingly termed the ‘Ring of Fire’.
An annular solar eclipse, commonly known as a ring of fire eclipse, occurs when the Moon is near its most distant point from Earth. Unlike a total solar eclipse, where the Moon entirely obscures the Sun, this scenario witnesses the Moon being slightly smaller in appearance. Thus, as it transits across the Sun, it leaves a dazzling ring of the Sun exposed, resulting in the ring of fire visual spectacle.
Visibility Across the Globe
Regrettably, enthusiasts in Pakistan will miss out on this celestial display. The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) conveyed that prime viewing spots will be in southwestern Mexico, certain Central American nations, central Colombia, and northern Brazil. As per the PMD’s timeline, the eclipse is set to initiate at 8:04 pm (PST) on October 14, reaching its zenith at 10:59 pm and drawing to a close by 1:55 am on October 15.