Solar Eclipse (Ring of Fire) in Pakistan – Images from Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad

Solar Eclipse (Ring of Fire) in Pakistan - Images from Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad

Pakistan witnessed a visible annular solar eclipse on Sunday that occurred all over the world. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the partial eclipse began at 8:46am. However, the complete eclipse began by 9:48am.

At approximately 11:40am, the moon was said to have completely eclipsed the sun. As per the Met department, the eclipse ended at 1:32pm. The eclipse was visible in different cities of Pakistan at slightly varied times.

Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry also tweeted regarding the event.

A solar eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse, when the Moon moves into Earth’s shadow. Lunar eclipses are visible from about half of Earth’s surface.

There will be a second solar eclipse in 2020 on December 14 over South America.
People all over the country shared amazing snaps they took of the eclipse

Sukkur had some amazing moments:

Karachi also witnessed natures wonder

Faisalabad also got the glimpse of the eclipse

Islamabad saw a beautiful eclipsed sun

In Lahore, the eclipse also showed in a beautiful way

People captured eclipse in all its beauty in Gujranwala

Others poked fun of how anxious or over excited Pakistanis get when such event happens

Yet others pointed out how people were not taking precautions during eclipse period

The eclipse was visible in Islamabad from 9:50 am to 1:36 pm, in Karachi from 9:26 am to 12:46 pm, in Lahore from 9:48 am to 1:10 pm, in Peshawar from 9:48 am to 1:02 pm, Quetta from 9:35 am to 12:49 pm, Gilgit from 9:56 am to 1:08 pm and in Muzaffarabad from 9:52 am to 1:07 pm.