Solar eclipse (Surya Grahan) June 2020 date, time and schedule

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  • Annular solar eclipse will occur on Sunday, June 21, 2020, which will be visible from northern India and other countries.

  • Annular solar eclipse is a spectacular view where the sun appears like a ring of fire around the moon blocking its rays.

  • The June 21 solar eclipse will be seen from some parts of Africa, south of Pakistan, northern India and China.
Solar and lunar eclipses are spectacular events that highly interest the sky viewers. A solar eclipse happens when the moon passes in between the sun and the earth. During this time, the moon blocks the sunlight reaching the earth and the moon’s shadow is cast on the earth resulting in solar eclipse.

We can talk of three types of solar eclipses including total solar eclipse, partial solar eclipse and an annular solar eclipse. A total solar eclipse happens when the sun, moon and earth are aligned in a straight line.

In a total solar eclipse, the sun is completely blocked from view for a few minutes during the maximum phase of the eclipse. Total solar eclipses are seen only from a small region on the earth.

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A partial solar eclipse happens when the sun, moon and the earth are not in a straight line. In this event, only a part of the sun is blocked from view.

In an annular solar eclipse, the sun will appear like a ring of fire around the area covered by the moon. This is a highly spectacular event which happens when the moon is farthest from the earth. The eclipse we can witness on Sunday, 21 June will be an annular solar eclipse.

Time and schedule of the solar eclipse on June 21, 2020

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As per the information published on Time and Date, the 21 June annular solar eclipse will begin at 9.15 am IST and will end at 15.04 pm. The eclipse will reach the maximum phase at 12.10 pm.

From where the eclipse will be visible

The annular solar eclipse on June 21, 2020 can be seen from some parts of Africa, which will include Central African Republic, Congo and Ethiopia. The other countries that will see the eclipse include south of Pakistan, northern India and China.

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This is an eclipse season

Generally, a solar eclipse happens two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse. Most times, there are two eclipses seen in a row. However, there could be as many as three eclipses in the same season.

June – July eclipse season in 2020 will see three eclipses in line. On June 5, there will be a penumbral lunar eclipse. On June 21, 2020, there will be an annular solar eclipse. Once again, a penumbral lunar eclipse will happen on July 5, 2020.

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Eclipses are no doubt spectacular and uniquely rare cosmic events. Naturally, we are enthusiastically driven to watch the eclipses. Lunar eclipses are safe to watch from the earth. On the other hand, watching solar eclipse with naked eyes can have serious repercussions including blindness. If you wish to watch the solar eclipse, take necessary precautions like wearing the prescribed protective glasses.

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The first lunar eclipse of the season will occur on June 5

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