Annular solar eclipse on June 21, 2020: Time and effects

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Annular solar eclipse on June 21, 2020: Time and effects
Annular solar eclipse on June 21, 2020: Time and effects

New Delhi : India is all set to witness its deepest annular solar eclipse of the century on June 21, 2020. Also known as the ring of fire, the solar eclipse will be clearly visible from many parts of the nation.

The annular solar eclipse will be observable in the southern Arabian Peninsula, Pakistan, Northern India and South Central China.

The rare annual eclipse will be seen over most of Asia, Africa, South and East Europe, northern Australia and parts of the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Here is all you need to know about it:

As we all know solar eclipse happen when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, on June 21 the phenomenon will be special as it will appear as a necklace of pearls for around 30 seconds, and thus it gets the "ring of fire" nickname.

Annular Solar Eclipse Date and Time:

The astronomical event will start at 9:15 am on June 21 as per Indian timings. While the full eclipse will start from 10:17 am with the maximum eclipse occurring at 12:10 pm, the solar eclipse will end at 3:04 pm in the country. The duration of the eclipse will be approximately six hours.

Astronomical Event (June 21): Annular Solar Eclipse 

Eclipse begins: 9.15 am 

Partial Eclipse begins: 10.10 am 

Maximum or Greatest Phase of the Eclipse: 11.43 am 

Percentage Obscuration of Sun by Moon: About 35% 

Partial Eclipse ends: 1.26 pm Total 

duration of the eclipse: 3h 16m 

Magnitude: 0.345 

Visibility in India: Annular/ Partial 

The astronomical event will be witnessed in Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttrakhand while the rest of the country will observe a partial solar eclipse.