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Updated on: Sunday, June 21, 2020, 02:57 PM IST

Solar Eclipse on June 21: Netizens flood internet with jokes and memes on 'Surya Grahan'

Photo Credit: AFP

Photo Credit: AFP

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The world on Sunday witnessed annual solar eclipse or 'surya grahan' 2020, the third eclipse even for this year after first two lunar eclipses took place in January and June and the last annual solar eclipse of this decade.

The solar eclipse started from around 9 a.m. across the Indian map as the Sun, the Moon, and the Earth came in a straight line, and the country witnessed the 'deepest' annular solar eclipse in over a century.

While some were mesmerised with the stunning celestial event, there were those who utilised their time to churn out funny memes and jokes, not sparing even 'Surya Grahan'. And, some tweets and memes doing rounds will surely make you chuckle.

Here are some of them:

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In the eclipse, the distance of the Moon and Earth will be larger than usual which means the moon will not be able to cover up the sun fully and will leave out the borders of the sun - giving an appearance of a "Ring of Fire".

Press Information Bureau in a tweet informed that it is the last annular solar eclipse in India of this decade. People can catch glimpse of the partially covered sun between 10 a.m. and 2.28 p.m. as per the time differing as locations in India. The eclipse will continue for over three hours covering 84 per cent Sun. There are three types of solar eclipses - total, partial, and annular.

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Published on: Sunday, June 21, 2020, 02:57 PM IST
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