Annular solar eclipse (up to 99.4% coverage) – in some parts of Africa, Middle East and Asia, and in Dubai – partial solar eclipse (with 86.31% coverage). Annular solar eclipse (Latin: annulus – little ring) occurs when a New Moon passes in front of the Sun, but it is not close enough to the Earth to cover the full disk of the Sun. Hence the ring of light/fire around the Moon. During total solar eclipse the Moon covers 100% of the Sun’s disk. Today’s solar eclipse coincides with the summer solstice (June solstice). The next eclipse like that will be on 21st June 2039.