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Expectations vs Reality: Twitter Floods with Memes as Clouds Block Solar Eclipse View

Expectations vs Reality: Twitter Floods with Memes as Clouds Block Solar Eclipse View

Shimmering ring of light flashed into view on Sunday in parts of the eastern hemisphere as the moon drifted across the face of the sun in a rare eclipse on the longest day of the year.

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  • News18.com
  • Last Updated: June 21, 2020, 4:15 PM IST
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Annular solar eclipse dazzled everyone as the rare of 'ring of fire'was formed in the sky on Sunday. A shimmering ring of light flashed into view on Sunday in parts of the eastern hemisphere as the moon drifted across the face of the sun in a rare eclipse on the longest day of the year.

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The path of the eclipse spanned East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Most locations saw only a partial eclipse, with just a handful witnessing the true "ring of fire". Unlike in a total eclipse, the moon in an annular, or ring-like, eclipse is unable to completely cover the sun, leaving a thin halo of light at its maximum phase. Such an eclipse happens when the moon is farther away in its elliptical orbit around the Earth, appearing smaller as a result.

However, many sky-gazers were disappointed as the clouds played spoilsport in many cities. This triggered a wave of memes on Twitter where people compared the 'expectations' with 'reality'to express their displeasure. Here are some of the memes:




Earlier in the day, netizens filled the Twitter with memes as many desi families believe in the superstition that prohibits eating during the eclipse time.

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