DUBAI -- Stargazers in Africa, Asia and parts of the Middle East looked to the skies this weekend to witness a partial solar eclipse.
It was known as a “ring of fire” because the moon covered most, but not all, of the sun.
It started at at 11:45 p.m. EDT Saturday and went until 5:34 a.m. EDT Sunday. Millions from Dubai to Taiwan to Japan to India watched the solar spectacle.
In Dubai, people could see over 85 percent of the sun covered by the moon, a sight that will not be possible in the country for another 14 years.