KARACHI: The last solar eclipse of 2020 will be witnessed around the world except for Pakistan on December 14 (today).
According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the eclipse will start at 6:34 pm Pakistan Standard Time and will at 11:53 pm.
“The eclipse will be seen in most countries of South Africa and South America,” PMD said.
It should be mentioned here that the last solar eclipse will also be witnessed in the Atlantic and the Indian Oceans as well as the South Pole.
An annular solar eclipse last occurred on June 21 which also was visible in some cities of Pakistan.
According to the PMD’s Climate Data Processing Centre, “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”.