In a number of countries icluding Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia, crowds of people have gathered to watch the annular eclipse. In an annular eclipse, the moon covers the centre of the Sun, giving the appearance of a bright ring of fire.
A solar eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse. Usually, there are two eclipses in a row, but other times, there are three during the same eclipse season. This was the first eclipse this season. The second eclipse this season will be on January 10, 2020 and will be a penumbral lunar eclipse.