First solar eclipse of 2020 takes place

First solar eclipse of 2020 takes place
# 21 June 2020 08:08 (UTC +04:00)

The first solar eclipse of 2020 takes place on June 21, APA reports.

This will be an annular solar eclipse, during which the Moon will cover the Sun from the centre leaving a ring of light visible in the sky.

It is also known as Surya Grahan. From India, the annular phase will be visible in the morning from some places within a narrow corridor of the northern part of the country (parts of Rajasthan, Haryana, and Uttarakhand) and it will be seen as partial solar eclipse from the rest part of the country.

Obscuration of the Sun by the Moon at the time of greatest phase of the partial eclipse will be around 94 percent in Delhi, 80 percent in Guwahati, 78 percent in Patna, 75 percent in Silchar, 66 percent in Kolkata, 62 percent in Mumbai, 37 percent in Bangalore, 34 percent in Chennai, 28 percent in Port Blair.

A solar eclipse occurs on a new Moon day when the Moon comes in between Earth and the Sun, and the Moon casts a shadow over Earth.

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