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.
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.