All Eyes on the Sky

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THE annular solar eclipse that occurred on Boxing Day had many in Subang Jaya and others around the country looking up in the sky for almost four hours.

While many used their mobile phones to capture the occurrence, others merely looked up to the sky with their sunglasses on to catch a glimpse of the “ring of fire” when the Moon covers the Sun’s centre, leaving the Sun’s visible outer edges to form an annulus around the Moon.

The sky was cloudy during the period this took place, making it less strenuous on the eyes as the Sun and the Moon “came” out between the clouds.

Those who owned digital cameras had a field day especially with a long zoom lense attached for a closer look at the eclipse.

The last formation of an annular solar eclipse was on Aug 22, 1998 in Mersing, Johor.