The sun, moon, and sky are some fascinating stuff in the world. They never fail to fascinate the people who are interested in these heavenly bodies. The eclipses are something interesting that happens. When an eclipse happens it’s quite fascinating to look at. There are fewer chances of seeing them as they are visible only for certain parts of the world at times.

Elias Chasiotis, an amateur astronomer who’s so fascinated with the sky had spotted a beautiful solar eclipse. He’s so interested in it that he had made his way to Qatar to watch this beautiful annular solar eclipse and was amazed by what he had seen with the sun rising out of the water along with making an amazingly rare optical illusion.

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As for NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day, the dark circles are seen on top of the red sun, and below it is the moon. Such a second image had been created due to an unusually warm air layer made in the earth’s atmosphere. And that layer had acted as a huge lens creating such an image.

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Elias witnessing this is no coincidence, he had been there purposefully to Al Wakrah to witness this amazing solar eclipse. He had also hoped for a mirage to form during the sunrise. This happening is called as ‘Etruscan Vase’ effect when it happens in normal sunrise. According to the shape that it makes the illusion was named by Jules Verne, a science fiction writer.

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This is a very rare scene and Elias is lucky that he was able to watch it. Not being able to see the full annular eclipse had made him a bit sad but he was satisfied by what he was able to capture. Elias had shared with My Modern Met that the feeling he had at that time was out of the world. With the rising of the red crescent sun at first, he had seen like two horns coming out of the sea. As some clouds had covered the vision he had not been able to see the full annular eclipse. When the vision was clear the sun had been in a crescent shape again. But he had been happy with what he was able to see. Share with us through comments what you think of this amazing solar eclipse.

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