The annual Solar Eclipse which has also been popularly referred to in mainstream culture as 'The Ring of Fire' due to it's fantasy appearance, is making it's yearly debut on Sunday, which is also Father's Day.
The eclipse is set to not only be visible in Pakistan, but will be sighted in the Africa, Congo and Ethiopia, as well as the Northern parts of India and China. The sun's edges will be shining past a dark moon which will cover it, casting a shadow upon joining forces.
The MET Department has stated that the eclipse will be completely visible in the city of Karachi tomorrow, commencing from around noon to roughly 1:30 or 2pm (the partial eclipse will begin earlier in the day). The Pakistan Meteorological Department has reported that the name attributed to the eclipse is referred to as such due to it's ring-like appearance.
"an annular solar eclipse happens when the Moon covers the Sun's centre, leaving the Sun's visible outer edges to form a 'ring of fire' or annulus around the Moon."
The PMD has also allocated and disclosed areas of visibility in the country,
“Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) will have 90 per cent eclipse visibility while Karachi will have full visibility. The eclipse will be visible from Australia to Europe, as well as to people in Central Asia and Asian countries,”
Doctors and ophthalmologists have advised caution, attesting to the harmful effects the eclipse will have on the human eye, completely obstructing one's vision with dangerous ultraviolet rays being emitted.
It is cautioned to avoid looking at the Sun with any optical or homemade device, including sunglasses. If one has special solar-filter equipment or professional equipment to study the eclipse, safety is still advised, to protect vision distortion.