Pakistan, most of the world to witness solar eclipse on Dec 26.


KARACHI -- Pakistan will witness an annular solar eclipse on December 26th, citing the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD). The solar eclipse will be visible from Eastern Europe, much of Asia, North and West Australia, Eastern Africa, Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean. An annular solar eclipse happens when the Moon covers the Sun's center, leaving the Sun's visible outer edges to form a 'ring of fire' or annulus around. The Penumbral Eclipse begin at 07-30 Pakistan Standard Time (PST) on Dec. 26, partial eclipse will begin at 08-34 PST and total eclipse at at 08-37 PST, the met office said.

According to the PMD, maximum magnitudes of the eclipse at major Pakistani cities will be as follow: The maximum magnitude of solar eclipse visible in Karachi will be 0.77, at 08:46 PST, Islamabad 0.49 magnitude at 08:58 PST, Quetta 0.64 magnitude at 08:48 PST, Peshawar 0.50...

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