Solar Eclipse today: Where will it be seen in India?

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New Delhi : One of the major celestial events – Solar Eclipse – is all set to happen on Thursday (June 10) and the people of India will not be able to see it except the ones in some parts of Arunachal Pradesh and Ladakh for a few minutes before the sunset. The major attraction – Ring of Fire – will surely be not seen in India. 

What is Ring of Fire?

The annular solar eclipse occurs when the sun, moon and the earth come in a straight line and almost on the same plane. Since the size of moon is smaller than the sun, it does not cover it completely and appears like a 'ring of fire'.

Why it will not be seen in India this year?

The path of the eclipse will not touch almost any part of India, barring the North-Eastern extremes of the country in Arunachal Pradesh and Ladakh, Director of M P Birla Planetarium, Debiprasad Duari, said in Kolkata on Tuesday.

"In Arunachal Pradesh, people can see, just before the sunset, a minuscule fraction of the sun covered by the moon, that is also very low in the horizon, lasting at the most 3-4 minutes depending upon the position," Duari said.

Where will Solar eclipse 2021 appear?

According to NASA, the solar eclipse will be visible from parts of Canada, Greenland, and Russia. It will be visible for those who are based in Canada, northern Ontario and on the north side of Lake Superior. Furthermore, Canadians will witness the solar eclipse for three minutes.

When the solar eclipse will reach its peak, then people living in Greenland will get to see the ring of fire. This celestial event will also appear in Siberia and the North Pole. Countries like the US and India will miss out on this astronomical event, but the East Coast and the Upper Midwest people will get a glimpse of it after sunrise.

How to watch Total Solar Eclipse in India?

Since India will miss the event, it can be watched online on several websites. has already published the live stream link of the solar eclipse, so that you can watch this event online on June 10.

When is the next Solar Eclipse?

Sky Gazers will get to see the second solar eclipse of 2021 on December 4. This celestial event will also not be visible in India. People from South America, the Pacific, the Atlantic, parts of the Indian Ocean and Antarctica will get to see the last solar eclipse of 2021.