The world is ready to witness the first Solar Eclipse of the year 2021 on Thursday, 10 June. Solar Eclipse is also known as Surya Grahan. The eclipse is scheduled to occur a few days after the first Lunar Eclipse of the year 2021.
A Solar Eclipse is a phenomenon which occurs when Moon comes between Earth and the Sun. Moon casts its shadow on Earth, and we will witness ring-like shape around it. It is popularly known as the 'ring of fire' or Annular Solar Eclipse.
As per EarthSky, on 10 June, the moon in its elliptical orbit around Earth will be too far from it to cover the sun completely. Therefore, Sun's outer rim, which will be uncovered, will appear like a ring surrounding the moon. This annulus, which is also known as 'ring of fire', will be visible during the mid-eclipse.
Solar Eclipse 2021: Date & Time
Solar Eclipse 2021 will be visible on 10 June 2021.
Solar Eclipse will start at 13:42 IST
Solar Eclipse will be Maximum at 16:11 IST
Solar Eclipse will end at 16:41 IST
The 'ring of fire' will be visible for a maximum 3 minutes 51 seconds.
Will Solar Eclipse 2021 be Visible from India?
Solar Eclipse or Surya Grahan will not be visible from all parts of India However, people from some parts of Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh will be able to witness it.
Apart from India, the Eclipse will also be visible from some parts of Canada, United States, northern Alaska, Greenland, Russia, and norther Africa.
According to EarthSky,
The Solar Eclipse will begin at sunrise in Ontario, Canada
The Eclipse will then move towards northern reaches of the globe
The greatest eclipse will be visible at local noon in northern Greenland
Later on, the annular eclipse path swings by the Earth’s North Pole
The Solar Eclipse will end at sunset over Siberia
How to Watch Solar Eclipse 2021 in India?
Solar Eclipse can be watched online from anywhere. It can live streamed on timeanddate.com. It is not advisable to watch Sun's rays directly during any eclipse. In case you want to watch the eclipse, you must wear solar viewing or eclipse glasses.
(With inputs from EarthSky and timeanddate)
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