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A rare “ring of fire” solar eclipse will take place on Sunday.
This type of annular solar eclipse occurs when the moon is at the farthest point in its orbit and moves between Earth and the sun.
Because the moon is not big enough to totally block the sun, the sun’s outer rim remains visible.
People in parts of China, Central African Republic, Congo, Ethiopia, India, and Pakistan will be able to see the eclipse.
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Some parts of the world will see the sun turn into a “ring of fire” on Sunday.

The event, known as an annular solar eclipse, occurs when the moon is at the farthest point from Earth in its orbit and passes between our planet and the sun. The moon partially covers the sun, but its small size in the sky means the sun’s outer rim remains visible, making it look like a bright ring.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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