A Rare, Full Ring of Fire, Annular Solar Eclipse Photo by KY Kyle, my Papillon-Butterfly Life-Changing PowerWorkshop graduate and friend. Taken in TTDI, Kuala Lumpur, at the maximum at 1:14pm, on 26th December 2019.
All photos I’ve seen so far were semi circles, except this lucky one with a FULL ring. It’s roughly less than 2-minute window of opportunity with the right position of clouds.
Q. What is the difference between a total and annular solar eclipse?
A. The key difference is that the Moon is further away from the Earth during an Annular Eclipse as compared to a Total Eclipse. This gives the appearance of the Moon being smaller in the sky, and it no longer completely covers the Sun.
An annular (annular comes from the Latin annulus or ring) eclipse occurs when the Sun’s center is covered by the moon , leaving its edges left uncovered, producing a ring (or annulus) of the Sun around its edges. Annular eclipses occur when the moon appears smaller than the Sun.
By Robert Chaen
Published: 26th December 2019.
Updated: 27th December 2019.