Solar Eclipse 2021: Where, When and How to Watch Surya Grahan - Check Date, Time and Other Details Here

Solar Eclipse 2021 Today: Today i.e on 10th June, Surya Grahan June 2021 i.e. the first Annular Solar Eclipse will be visible in some parts of India during the evening hours. Know, where, when, and how to watch the 'ring of fire' Solar Eclipse in India Here.

Created On: Jun 10, 2021 11:48 ISTModified On: Jun 10, 2021 11:48 IST
Solar Eclipse 2021

Solar Eclipse June 2021: The first solar eclipse of 2021 is all set to appear today. The event will be majestic for skygrazers in India as 'the ring of fire' will be partially visible from some parts of the country. People from Arunachal Pradesh and Ladakh will be able to see the rare celestial event and as per the map published by NASA, they will witness the solar eclipse at 12.25 pm.

 The First Annular Solar Eclipse 2021 will be a rare sight and a favourite among people who are interested in Astronomy as well as Astrology in the country.

To revise some basic geography of elementary school, an eclipse occurs when one heavenly body such as a moon or planet moves into the shadow of another heavenly body. In case of today’s Surya Grahan, the moon would get in the way of Sun’s light and cast its shadow on Earth, making the Sun disappear momentarily. This gives rise to a unique phenomenon called ‘Ring of Fire’ in which the sun is completely covered by Moon’s shadow and light is emitted from around it giving it physical appearance of ‘Ring of Fire’.

Know all about Solar Eclipse June 2021 including, Date, Time and how to watch the majestic ‘Ring of Fire’ celestial event in the skies here.

Solar Eclipse 2021 – Date and Time

Solar Eclipse is a rare event and is on the top of the radar for skygazers, who gather in large numbers to witness it. It is important 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.

Where will it be visible?

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. As per 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 the naked eye as it can cause serious damage to the eyes. Therefore, people should take adequate measures and use protective solar eclipse-viewing glasses.

Solar Eclipse 2021 Live Stream

Thanks to the gift of technology, skygazers who cannot travel to these areas to witness this event can watch it live via livestream on different websites and YouTube Channels. The website has published the live stream link which people can tune in to on June 10 to watch the eclipse. There are many other social media channels as well where the Surya Grahan June 2021 will be streamed live.

What is ‘Ring of Fire’ Phenomenon which happens with Solar Eclipse?

One of the most awaited phenomenon to witness during a Solar Eclipse is the ‘Ring of Fire’. This phenomenon occurs during an annular solar eclipse when the moon covers the sun's center, leaving the sun's visible outer edges to form a "ring of fire" or annulus around the moon. However, as per the Solar Eclipse of 10th June will have a magnitude of 0.97 – which means that the shadow of the Moon would cover only 97% of the Sun. Despite this, during the annularity phase of the eclipse, the shadow of the Moon would coincide with the centre of the Sun to form a circular ring around the Sun. The ‘Ring of Fire’ as part of Surya Grahan 2021 is expected to last for 3 minutes and 40 seconds in total.

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