On December 26th we will witness last annular solar eclipse of 2019. This occurs when the Moon is too far from Earth to completely cover the Sun, resulting in a ring of fire in the skies.

This is the third and last of the year. Solar eclipses are very interesting astronomical events, which have awakened the imagination and curiosity of human beings throughout time.

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, partially or totally hiding the Sun for a brief period when viewed from Earth.

Types of Solar Eclipses
The 3 types of solar eclipses – on December 26, 2019 the ring of fire will be appreciated during the annular eclipse

In this case, it will be an annular solar eclipse and the path will begin as partial at 2 hours 30 minutes TU (Universal Time) in Saudi Arabia and will move eastward through southern India, northern Sri Lanka, parts of the Indian Ocean and Indonesia before finishing in the Pacific Ocean. A partial eclipse will be visible in most of Asia and northern Australia. Its end will be at 6 hours 59 minutes at a latitude at a point in the Pacific Ocean west of Wake Island (USA).

We will not be able to see it from the Canary Islands, but it can be followed from the Internet on the Nasa website and at https://www.timeanddate.com/live/

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