Singaporeans islandwide were out bathing in the moon’s shadow today as the annular solar eclipse hovered over the city-state.
Hundreds crowded at various places including the Science Center, Marina Barrage and Jurong Lake Gardens to soak in the excitement over the celestial event and look up at the skies with their solar glasses on.
An annular solar eclipse happens when the Moon covers the Sun’s center, leaving the Sun’s visible outer edges to form a “ring of fire,” or annulus, around the Moon.
The eclipse began at around 11:30am and reached maximum effect at around 1:20pm.
Several people have also posted photos of the eclipse to social media.
Faculty, students and staff all came out to witness a rare annular solar eclipse, where the Earth, Moon and Sun all line up in a row. Here’s how the ‘ring of fire’ looked like taken through a solar filter if you’d missed it. #sgeclipse @NTU_EEE pic.twitter.com/6NTrpOaQQY
— NTU Singapore (@NTUsg) December 26, 2019
— Raja Sundaram(ராஜசுந்தரம், ราชา, 王) (@zeagord) December 26, 2019
If you missed it, reports said that you might have to wait another half a century to catch the phenomenon in Singapore again.