Stompers share photos of rare 'ring of fire' solar eclipse in Singapore sky

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Several Stompers shared with Stomp photos of a rare 'ring of fire' solar eclipse that began at about 11.30am today (Dec 26).

Stomper Tracy shared a beautiful photo of a partially covered sun in the sky from Pioneer Crescent at about 12.47pm.

"I was heading out to get lunch when I saw it," she said.

"It was very exciting, many people were looking up and taking photos and videos.

"I'll continue checking as the moon increasingly covers the sun."

Stomper Chee Kiang shared with Stomp a video he took of the eclipse from Yishun at about 12.55pm.

The eclipse is expected to last until 3.18pm.

This is the first time in two decades that the sight is visible in the Singapore sky.

Dubbed the "greatest astronomical event in Singapore" the annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon covers the Sun's centre, but is too far away from Earth to entirely blot out the Sun.

It will next appear in 2063.

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