All you want to know about Annular Solar Eclipse 2020

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  20 Jun 2020 6:31 PM GMT
All you want to know about Annular Solar Eclipse 2020

On one of the first visible eclipse of the decade named as “Annular Solar Eclipse” will occur today, 21 June 2020.

Though annular phase (popularly known as Ring of Fire) of Eclipse is visible only in few places of northern India, rest of India will observe this event as partial solar eclipse, said the Planetary Society of India.

Timings across world: Across the world, the Eclipse in Various Phases occurs between 9.16 a.m. IST to 3.04 p.m. IST. Wherein Greatest Phase of Eclipse is at 12.10 p.m. IST.

In India depending on the location of a Person from Central path the eclipse mostly in partial phase will visible between 9.56 a.m. to 2.29 p.m.

Across the world this Eclipse is visible in the region covering Africa (except Western and Southern parts), South East Europe, Middle East, Asia (except North and Eastern Russia), Indonesia etc..

Telugu States – Timings – Appearance of Sun

According to the Planetary Society, in TELANGANA, Greatest Phase of Eclipse is at 11.56 a.m. with 51% of Sun covered by Moon.

Whereas in ANDHRA PRADESH Greatest Phase at 12.03 p.m. with 46%.At Greatest Phase Sun is expected to be visible in the form of Half Moon in Telugu states.

Central Path – Ring of Fire places in India

"Timings (Start & End) of Eclipse, Percentage of Sun Covered etc.. are based on the location of observer from Central Path of the Eclipse. Though the central path of this eclipse begins it journey in Congo (Africa), in India it traverses from Suratgarh (Rajasthan), Sirsa&Kurukshetra (Haryana), Dehradhun, Chamoli and Joshimath in Uttarakhand thus giving people in these areas opportunity to observe Sun as Ring of Fire. And after its stint in India it will continue towards China, Taiwan and end in Pacific Ocean," the society added.

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