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Solar eclipse wows stargazers in Africa, Asia, Middle East

APTOPIX India Solar Eclipse
Posted at 8:20 PM, Jun 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-21 20:20:45-04

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.