Solar eclipse wows stargazers in Africa, Asia and the Middle East


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.

Hong Kong Solar Eclipse
People watch the solar eclipse at a waterfront in Hong Kong (Vincent Yu/AP)

Millions from Dubai to Taiwan, and Japan to India watched the solar spectacle.

In Dubai, people could see over 85% of the sun covered by moon, with photographers taking stunning photos of the eclipse over the majestic Burj Khalifa building.

Taiwan Solar Eclipse
The solar eclipse seen through Astro Solar glass (Chiang…



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