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Stargazers treated to majestic Ring of Fire solar eclipse
June 21, 2020

People across the world, especially in India, started posting photos of the solar eclipse on social media this morning once the planetary event became visible from their cities.

People in parts of Rajasthan, Haryana, and Uttarakhand saw the dramatic "ring of fire" in the sky -- the first solar eclipse of 2020.

People in other parts of India were able to see a partial solar eclipse, also known as Surya Grahan.

Several temples have been shut in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and other parts of the country.

IMAGE: A view of the solar eclipse as seen in the sky from New Delhi. Photograph: Manvender Vashist/PTI Photo

IMAGE: The solar eclipse as seen in the sky from Chennai. Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo

IMAGE: A partial solar eclipse is seen from Gandhinagar, Gujarat in India. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters

IMAGE: A partial solar eclipse is seen from Rajpath in New Delhi, India. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

IMAGE: The Solar Eclipse as seen in the skies of Dehradun. Photograph: ANI/Twitter

IMAGE: A man, wearing a protective face mask against the coronavirus disease uses his mobile phone and a filter to take photographs of a partial solar eclipse in Kolkata. Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters

SEE: Dubai observes solar eclipse


IMAGE: People use protective glasses to observe a partial solar eclipse from Mount Scopus in Jerusalem. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

SEE: Dehradun witnesses 'Ring of Fire' solar eclipse

IMAGE: Women look through an X-ray sheet and googgles to get a glimpse of solar eclipse, at Brahma Kund in Har-Ki-Pauri Ganga Ghat, Haridwar. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: The solar eclipse as seen in the skies from Srinagar. Photograph: Umar Ganie/

IMAGE: A crow stands on a roof as a partial solar eclipse is observed in Nairobi, Kenya. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

IMAGE: People observe a partial solar eclipse at the Amman Citadel, an ancient Roman landmark, in Amman, Jordan. Photograph: Muhammad Hamed/Reuters

IMAGE: Devotees perform a prayer to the sun god during the solar eclipse at Banganga tank in Mumbai. Photograph: ANI Photo
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