Southern Taiwan witnesses complete ‘ring of fire’

Areas other than the above-listed cities and counties saw a partial solar eclipse.

The phenomenon occurred when the moon passed between the Sun and the Earth, covering the Sun’s center but leaving its outer rim, or corona, visible. (NOWnews)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The much-anticipated celestial event of the year — a complete “ring of fire” — unfolded on Sunday from 4:10 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in southern Taiwan.

The phenomenon occurred when the moon passed between the Sun and the Earth, covering the Sun’s center but leaving its outer rim, or corona, visible, forming an annulus around the moon.

The partial eclipse is seen in this photo taken on June 21, 2020. (CNA)

The event was visible to people in parts of Yunlin, Chiayi, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Nantou, Hualien and Taitung cities and counties, as well as the outlying islands of Penghu and Kinmen.

Areas other than the above-listed cities and counties saw a partial solar eclipse. The next time an annular solar eclipse covering such a large percentage of the sun will not be visible until June 28, 2215.

Members of the public react while watching the annular eclipse in southern Taiwan on June 21, 2020. (CNA)