A partial solar eclipse or ‘Surya Grahan’ will be visible from most parts of today India along with various regions of Europe, the Middle East, Northeastern parts of Africa, Western Asia, the North Atlantic.
Monday’s partial eclipse is a late afternoon eclipse and, according to the Ministry of Earth Sciences, will begin before noon sundown in India and can be seen from most places.
“In India, the solar eclipse starts before sunset in the afternoon and will be visible from most places. However, the same cannot be seen from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and some parts of Northeast India [name of few of such places are Aizawl, Dibrugarh, Imphal, Itanagar, Kohima, Sibsagar, Silchar, Tamelong etc.]The Department of Earth Sciences said in a press release.
The next solar eclipse will be visible from India on Aug. 2, 2027, the press release said, adding that it will be a total solar eclipse. Read on to know when, where, how to watch today’s solar eclipse.
What is a solar eclipse?
A solar eclipse or Surya Grahan takes place when, at the right time, the moon passes between the sun and the earth. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon comes between the sun and the earth and blocks the light from the sun and casts a shadow on the earth. A solar eclipse occurs on a new Monday.
When the lunar disk partially eclipses the solar disk, there will be a partial solar eclipse.
Partial eclipses occur when the moon comes between the sun and Earth, but the moon only partially covers the sun’s disk. During a partial eclipse, the moon, sun, and Earth are not in a perfectly straight line, and the moon only casts the outermost portion of its shadow, the penumbra, onto Earth.
About today’s partial eclipse
Today’s partial eclipse, Oct. 25, begins in India before midday sunset and will be visible from most places. However, it will not be visible from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and some parts of northeastern India (Aizawl, Dibrugarh, Imphal, Itanagar, Kohima, Sibsagar, Silchar, Tamelong etc.), according to the Ministry of Earth Sciences.
The end of the eclipse will not be visible from India as it is underway after sunset. The eclipse of the sun by the moon will be approximately between 40 and 50 percent at the time of the maximum eclipse in the northwestern parts of the country.
In other parts of the country, the coverage rate will be lower than the above values, the ministry said.
Where will partial eclipse be visible in India?
The partial eclipse will be visible today from most parts of the country except the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and some parts of North East India – Aizawl, Dibrugarh, Imphal, Itanagar, Kohima, Sibsagar, Silchar, Tamelong etc.
In Delhi and Mumbai, the sun’s coverage percentage by the moon at the time of the greatest eclipse will be about 44 percent and 24 percent, respectively, according to the Ministry of Earth Sciences.
The duration of the eclipse from dawn to sunset is 1 hour 13 minutes and 1 hour 19 minutes for both Delhi and Mumbai respectively. In Chennai and Kolkata, the duration of the solar eclipse from onset to sunset is 31 minutes and 12 minutes, respectively. In Bengaluru, the solar eclipse lasts 45 minutes.
This is when the eclipse will begin in some cities:
-Delhi: 4.29 pm | Duration: 1 hour 12 minutes
-Mumbai – 4:49 PM |Duration: 1 hour 19 minutes
-Bangalore – 5:12 PM | Duration: 43 minutes
-Kolkata – 4:52 PM | Duration: 11 minutes
– Chennai – 5.14 pm | Duration: 30 minutes
-Bhopal – 4:42 PM | Duration: 1 hour 4 minutes
-Hyderabad – 4:59 PM | Duration: 48 minutes
-Kanyakumari – 5:32 PM | Duration: 27 minutes
CLICK HERE to see the detailed list of cities in which the eclipse will be visible and its duration.
How to view a solar eclipse
Eclipsed sun should not be viewed with the naked eye, even for a very short time. Watching an eclipse directly can cause permanent damage to the eyes due to the high-density radiation from the sun’s photosphere and, in some cases, can even lead to blindness, even when the moon is most obscured.
part of the sun.
Safe technique to observe the solar eclipse is either to use the correct filter
such as aluminized Mylar, black polymer, welding glass with shade number 14 or by projecting the image of the sun onto a white board with a telescope.
Looking at the unclipped or partially eclipsed sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars or other optical device is never advisable.
Likewise, it is not recommended to look at the sun through a camera, telescope, binoculars or other optical device while using your eclipse goggles or portable solar binoculars – the concentrated sun rays will damage the filter and enter eye(s) ), causing serious injury, according to NASA.
Solar Eclipse Slows Govardhan Puja, Bhai Dooj
While Govardhan Puja Usually celebrated a day after Diwali this year, it has been postponed by a day due to the partial eclipse and will now be observed on October 26.
Bhai Dooj has also been postponed by a day this year due to the solar eclipse and is celebrated on October 26.
Meanwhile, in Uttarakhand, the doors of the Badrinath Dham and Kedarnath Dham will remain closed today due to the partial eclipse.
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