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🌺🌺Under the darkened sky on 26 December, silence fell over the crowd of NUS students, staff, alumni and members of the public gathered at the University’s multipurpose field.
Anticipation grew as the minutes inched towards the historic moment the attendees had braved the heat for. At exactly 1:22pm, gasps and cheers arose from the crowd as they finally took in the rare celestial phenomenon of an annular solar eclipse.
🌺🌺An annular solar eclipse is one where the moon does not completely cover the sun, resulting in a thin ring of sunlight encircling the moon.
“This is different from a partial solar eclipse in that in a partial solar eclipse, the moon covers the sun such that there is a crescent shape of sunlight. This is also different from a total solar eclipse in that in a total solar eclipse, the moon completely covers the sun,” explained Dr Abel Yang, a lecturer at NUS Physics.