KARACHI, Pakistan/MUMBAI, India/COLOMBO, Sri Lanka

Illuminating edges of the sun offered a spectacular and rare view, which was the result of a solar eclipse, to the astrophiles in most parts of South Asia, including India and Pakistan on Thursday.

Apart from South Asia, the annular solar eclipse, which means the sun is not fully covered by the moon as it happens in case of a total eclipse, was also viewed in Eastern Europe, Northern and Western Australia, Eastern Africa, Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, and much of Asia.

In Pakistan, the annular solar eclipse took place after 20 years. The

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