Parts of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu will witness an annular solar eclipse on December 26. A solar eclipse is when the Sun appears as a ring around the Moon. It is a natural phenomenon that occurs when the Moon comes between the Sun and the Earth. This annular solar eclipse will also be visible from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam.
The partial eclipse will begin at 8.04 a.m. The moon will be closest to the centre of the sun at 9.26 a.m. The total eclipse will last for 3.12 minutes. It will start in Qatar, the UAE, Oman and will first be visible in India from Cheruvathur in Kerala.