Saudi Arabia to witness annular solar eclipse as "Ring of Fire" on 26th December 2019, It would start from sunrise 6:35 AM and ends at 7:46 AM in Riyadh, The duration of the eclipse will be 1 Hour 10 minutes while the duration of Ring of Fire will last for 2 minutes 50 seconds.
In this solar eclipse, The moon passes in front of the sun, It will appear as 'Ring of Fire' as only the edges of the sun will stand out around the moon. In 172 years it will be visible on 26th December 2019.
- The solar eclipse will be visible from Saudi Arabia, where the sun will rise as a "Ring of Fire", It is also visible from United Arab Emirates (UAE), Oman, Qatar, Southern India, Indonesia, Philippines, Northern SriLanka, Malaysia, Singapore and Indian Ocean.
- A partial solar eclipse will be visible across Middle East, South East Asia and Australia. However it is not recommended to see the solar eclipse with naked eye. The experts believe the eclipse will begin from 220 Km northeast of Riyadh and Guam will be the last place on Earth to see this eclipse.
- Most of the Muslims offers 2 rakahs Salat-al-Kusuf prayer in congregation during solar eclipse in Saudi Arabia's most of the mosques.
SOURCE : SAUDIEXPATRIATES