“Snapshots of the solar eclipse taken on the 26th December 2019 in Malacca, Malaysia. A solar eclipse happens when the Moon blocks the sunlight, casting a shadow on Earth. This solar eclipse was an annular type, which means the Sun, Moon, and Earth were aligned, but the Moon had a smaller apparent size than the Sun, forming a ring. My research is on numerical simulation of star formation, focusing mainly on stars in young stellar clusters – we can understand a lot about distant stars by our knowledge of our star, the Sun. This image was captured and edited by fellow eclipse-gazer, Jie Min.”
– stunning! The next solar eclipse like this one pictured will occur for the UK in August 2026. We might even have a Science Centre you can visit by then!