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A solar eclipse is a kind of eclipse when the moon passes between the earth and the sun and when viewed from the earth, the sun is completely or partially covered by the moon.

In terms of physics when the moon comes between the sun and the Earth, the mage of the sun behind the moon gets covered for the some time, the sample phenomenon is called solar Eclipse.

The earth revolves around the sun and the moon revolves around the earth. Sometimes the moon comes between the sun and the earth. Then he stops some or all of the sunlight which spreads the shadow over the earth.


This phenomenon is called solar eclipse. This event always happens on the new moon day.

An annular solar eclipse occured on 21 June 2020. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the earth and the sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the sun of viewer on Earth. There are three kinds of solar eclipse: Total, Partial and Annular.

Time points to the events first location to see the partial eclipse begin 09:15:58 (IST), first location to see the full eclipse begin 10:17:45 (IST), Maximum Eclipse 12:10:04, the last location to see the full eclipse 14:02:17 and the last location to see the partial eclipse end 15:04:01 (IST).

An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon’s apparent is smaller than the Sun’s, blocking most of the sun’s light and causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring). An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region of the earth thousands of kilometer wide.


Often the moon covers only a part of the sun. This situation is called khand-eslipse. Sometimes it happens that the moon completely covers the sun.

This solar eclipse occurred one lunar year after the 2 July 2019 eclipse.

For Oman and India, it was the second annular eclipse 6 months after the December 2019 eclipse.

This is called complete escipse. The complete eclipse can be see only in a very small area of the earth. At most two hundred and fifty (250) Km of contact.

The 21 June annular solar eclipse is visible from parts of Africa including the Central African Republic, Congo and Ethiopia; South of Pakistan and Northern India; and China. If the weather is clean, the people in these areas will be able to see the mesmerizing ring of fire.

Outside this region only the eclipse is visible. At the time of complete eclipse, it takes two hours for the moon to pass through the sun.


It is still possible to view the annular eclipse at home via a pinhole camera and if you do not have a safety shield to view the annular eclipse, you easily view the solar eclipse via television or internet. However, make sure you do not look at the sun with a naked eye as it may be hazardous.

The moon covers the sun completely at most, for seven minutes. The sky darkness for a few moments or rather it turns night into day.

During a partial solar eclipse, the moon covers the sun fully, but due to its relatively small size the out ring of the sun is completely visible to the people. The first one will take place on 21 June 2020, where as the next one will take place on 14 December 2020. According to the next solar eclipse will be visible from South America, Pacific, Altantic and parts of the Indian Ocean, Antarctica and Africa.

This eclipse is very groom and special; it is being told that at the time of this eclipse the astronomers are being located it is happening after 900 years it has its own effect in solar eclipse discussion.

The bridge period of solar eclipse will be valid, its duration will take 12 hours in advance

For the solar eclipse the following condition must be met are

  1. There should be a new moon.
  2. The longitude of the moon must be near zero.
  3. The latitude of the moon should be near zero.

Our sages have forbidden food at the time of solar eclipse, because they believed that germs spread with abundance at the time of eclipse. Microorganisms collect in food items, water etc and contaminate it.

An annular solar eclipse of the sun occured today which passed through southern part of India i.e Karnataka, Kerala & Tamil Naidu.


The partial phase of eclipse was visible at Port Blair. The partial phase of eclipse was visible at Port Blair. The eclipse dated 21 June 2020.

During the eclipse, the sun will be 15 crore 2 lakh 35 thousand 882 miles away from the Earth. During the time, the moon will also be passing through its part at a distance of 3 lakh 91 thousand 482 km.

That solar eclipse that occurred on 21 June 2020 reminded me of the 24 October 1995 eclipse that occurred 25 years ago.

The Science Center located at Goodwill estate made special arrangements for students & general public to view the eclipse safely from 09:00 Am to till the end of the eclipse. A large number of schools students and general wintnessed the event through projected image of the sun on screen using telescope.

Note: Many refrain from drinking water during the time period of eclipse. Also, the preparation of food or eating is prohibited during the Grahan. Commencing any auspicious task is avoided by many as well.

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