Solar Eclipse Time in India: Check all details about Surya Grahan

The first solar eclipse of the year is around the corner! Check out the timings and how to watch it safely.

Updated21 Jun 2020, 02:34 AM IST
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The first solar eclipse of 2020 will take place on Sunday, 21 June. This will also be an annular solar eclipse, where the Sun, Moon and the Earth are aligned in a straight line.

There are three types of solar eclipse: total, partial and annular. In a total solar eclipse, the Moon completely blocks the Sun, creating temporary darkness in the sky. In a partial solar eclipse, the Moon covers the sun only partly, making the sun appear in a crescent shape.

In an annular solar eclipse, the Moon is away from the Earth in its elliptical orbit thus it cannot cover the sun completely, resulting in a thin disk of light around the silhouette of the Moon, also know as "the ring of fire".

A solar eclipse usually occurs two weeks prior or after the occurrence of a lunar eclipse. The last lunar eclipse was on 5 June.

What Time will the Annular Solar Eclipse in India?

The annular solar eclipse on Saturday will begin at 9:15 am and will reach its peak at 12:10 pm. The eclipse will finish by 3 pm in the country.

The solar eclipse will also be visible in over central Africa, southern Arabian Peninsula, Pakistan and South central China.

The next solar eclipse will be visible on 14-15 December in India.

List of Indian Cities with Full Solar Eclipse Visibility

List of Indian Cities with Partial Solar Eclipse Visibility

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Published: 20 Jun 2020, 09:48 AM IST

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