Solar Eclipse 2021: Date, timings and all you need to know

An annular solar eclipse will occur on June 10, 2021.

FPJ Web Desk | Updated on: Wednesday, June 09, 2021, 07:06 PM IST

Solar Eclipse | Pixabay
Solar Eclipse | Pixabay

An annular solar eclipse will occur on June 10, 2021. The moon will pass between Earth and the Sun, this will partly obscure the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. During the eclipse, the Moon's apparent diameter will be smaller than the Sun's, so it will block most of the Sun's light and cause the Sun to look like a ring.

The first ever annular solar eclipse of this year will take place on June 10, at approximately 1:42 pm IST, and conclude at 6:41 pm.

There are three types of solar eclipses: total, partial and annular.

How to watch the solar eclipse?

It is not advisable to view the eclipse with the naked eye as it can cause serious damage to the eyes. Projecting the Sun through a box projector or projector using binoculars or telescope is a safe and easy way to view a solar eclipse.

The second and last solar eclipse of 2021 will occur on December 4. This will be a Total Solar Eclipse that will begin at 10:59 am and end at 03:07 pm.

Which Indian cities will witness the Solar Eclipse?

While several countries in the world will witness the annular solar eclipse, India will not be able to witness the rare comic phenomenon except in extreme parts of Arunachal Pradesh and Ladakh.

In Arunachal Pradesh, people can see just before the sun, a miniscule fraction of the Sun covered by the moon, that is also very low on the horizon.

The eclipse will last for barely 3-4 minutes depending upon the position.

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Published on: Wednesday, June 09, 2021, 07:06 PM IST