The annular eclipse, often called the ‘ring of fire’ is set to take place on June 21, 2020. Commonly termed as ‘Surya Grahan’, Solar Eclipse 2020 June is a phenomenon awaited by scores of sky gazers and will be the first Surya Grahan of this year. The Solar Eclipse 2020 will be the second annular eclipse post in December 2019.
What is Solar Eclipse? A solar eclipse is witnessed when the moon passes between the Earth and the Sun. During the Surya Grahan phenomenon, the image of the Sun is totally or partly obscured. In the case of an annual solar eclipse, the moon’s apparent diameter is smaller than that of the Sun. The phenomenon also blocks most of the sunlight, 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 kilometers wide.
Solar Eclipse 2020 June: Time – The Solar Eclipse 2020 will begin at 9:15 AM (IST) and will continue till 3:04 PM on June 21. The best of the solar eclipse will be visible at 12:10 PM.
Will Solar Eclipse 2020 be visible in India? The Solar Eclipse 2020 will be witnessed in India. The Surya Grahan will begin at 10:12 AM near Gharsana in Rajasthan. The annular phase will begin around 11:49 am and end at 11:50 am, Director of the MP Birla Planetarium Debi Prasad Duari said. The “ring of fire” can best be seen, just for a minute, from Suratgarh and Anupgarh in Rajasthan, Sirsa, Ratia, and Kurukshetra in Haryana, and Dehradun, Chamba, Chamoli and Joshimath in Uttarakhand.
According to NASA, the Moon will block 99.4 percent of the Sun at its peak and will be visible very well from Northern India.
How to watch Solar Eclipse 2020 June: According to experts, one should never directly look at the Sun at the time of a solar eclipse. Skygazers should watch the Sun through a box projector or use binoculars or telescope to watch the solar eclipse.