Solar Eclipse 2020: A Look At Surya Grahan In Pictures

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 A Look At Surya Grahan In Pictures

Solar Eclipse 2020: Surya Grahan as seen from Maharashtra

New Delhi:

Surya Grahan 2020 or the first solar eclipse of the year has started. People in Gujarat, Rajasthan, other states in northern India and Maharashtra can see the cosmic event. This year it is an annular eclipse also called the 'ring of fire'. The majestic event started at 9:15 am and will reach its peak at 12:10 pm in India. The annular eclipse is visible from parts of Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia.

Solar Eclipse 2020: Here's a look in pictures

#WATCH Jammu and Kashmir: Jammu witnesses #SolarEclipse2020

It will start at 9:15 AM and will be visible until 3:04 PM. The maximum eclipse will take place at 12:10 IST. It will be visible from Asia, Africa, the Pacific, the Indian Ocean, parts of Europe and Australia. pic.twitter.com/hewOopYiCY

— ANI (@ANI) June 21, 2020

Haryana: #SolarEclipse2020 as seen in the skies of Kurukshetra. pic.twitter.com/LCpg8ltvJk

— ANI (@ANI) June 21, 2020

Gujarat: #SolarEclipse2020 seen in the skies of Gandhinagar.

The solar eclipse will be visible until 1:32 PM with maximum visibility of the eclipse at 11:42 IST. It will be visible from Asia, Africa, the Pacific, the Indian Ocean, parts of Europe and Australia. pic.twitter.com/Lp0xs53JoF

— ANI (@ANI) June 21, 2020

Maharashtra: #SolarEclipse2020 seen in the skies of Mumbai.

The solar eclipse will be visible until 3:04 PM. The maximum eclipse will take place at 12:10 IST. It will be visible from Asia, Africa, the Pacific, the Indian Ocean, parts of Europe and Australia. pic.twitter.com/n32nzIXYDR

— ANI (@ANI) June 21, 2020

Delhi: #SolarEclipse2020 as seen in the skies of the national capital today.

The solar eclipse will be visible until 3:04 PM. The maximum eclipse will take place at 12:10 IST. It will be visible from Asia, Africa, the Pacific, the Indian Ocean, parts of Europe and Australia. pic.twitter.com/tJNM01YwGx

— ANI (@ANI) June 21, 2020

Annular solar eclipse explained

An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon is farthest from the Earth, and on the same plane as the Earth and the Sun, and blocks most of the Sun. At some point during the eclipse, the Moon will be perfectly aligned in the centre of the Sun, revealing a circle of brightness or "ring of fire" or annular shape of the Sun for us to witness.

According to data by NASA, the Moon will block 99.4 percent of the Sun at its peak and will be visible from Northern India.

The solar eclipse will be visible in Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru at the following times.

Surya Grahan 2020: Timings 

The solar eclipse will be visible in Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru at the following times.

Solar Eclipse: Delhi

Partial Eclipse Begins: 10:20 am
Maximum Eclipse: 12:01 pm
Partial Eclipse Ends: 1:48 pm
Duration: 3 hours, 29 minutes

Solar Eclipse: Kolkata

Partial Eclipse Begins: 10:46 am
Maximum Eclipse: 12:35 pm
Partial Eclipse Ends: 2:17 pm
Duration: 3 hours, 31 minutes

Solar Eclipse: Mumbai

Partial Eclipse Begins: 10 am
Maximum Eclipse: 11:37 am
Partial Eclipse Ends: 1:27 pm
Duration: 3 hours, 27 minutes

Solar Eclipse: Chennai

Partial Eclipse Begins: 10:22 am
Maximum Eclipse: 11:59 am
Partial Eclipse Ends: 1:41 pm
Duration: 3 hours, 20 minutes

Solar Eclipse: Bangalore

Partial Eclipse Begins: 10:12 am
Maximum Eclipse: 11:47 am
Partial Eclipse Ends: 1:31 pm
Duration: 3 hours, 19 minutes

Partial Eclipse Begins: 10:20 am
Maximum Eclipse: 12:01 pm
Partial Eclipse Ends: 1:48 pm
Duration: 3 hours, 29 minutes

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