Skygazers in India are in for a treat this Thursday as India is all set to witness its first Solar Eclipse of 2021. On 10th June 2021, Surya Grahan will be visible from some parts of country. The magnificent event is a rarity and always a sight to behold as far as natural spatial phenomenon is concerned. As studied during our school years, an eclipse occurs when one heavenly body such as a moon or planet moves into the shadow of another heavenly body. In case of a Solar Eclipse or a Surya Grahan, the moon would get in the way of Sun’s light and cast its shadow on Earth, making the Sun disappear momentarily. With the basic out of the way now, let’s check out some important information about Solar Eclipse June 2021 and where, when and how to witness it.
Solar Eclipse is on the top of the radar for skygazers, who gather in large numbers to witness the rare event. It is significant for them to know exact date and time of the event so that they don’t miss out on it. The Solar Eclipse June 2021 will be taking place on 10th June 2021. The celestial event will start around 1:42 pm IST and conclude at 6:41 pm. This will be an annular solar eclipse that will show a ring of fire during the eclipse.
Along with date and time, the Solar Eclipse is also visible only in few specific geographic areas. The June 2021 Solar Eclipse will not be visible in the entire country; it will only be seen from some parts of Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh. Apart from these areas in India, the Solar Eclipse will also be visible from parts of Parts of Canada, Greenland, and Russia. According to a report published by NASA, cities like New York, Washington DC, London, and Toronto will be able to witness a partial eclipse.
For those, who plan to witness Surya Grahan 2021 in person, It is not advisable to view the eclipse with bare eyes as it can cause serious damage to the eyes. Therefore, people should take adequate measures and use protective solar eclipse-viewing glasses.