On Tuesday, October 25, the day after Diwali, there will be a partial solar eclipse in India and some other parts of the world. This solar eclipse will be visible in Europe, Middle East, North-Eastern parts of Africa, West Asia, North Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean.
In India, this solar eclipse will be visible in most parts except a few states of the Northeast. There are three phases of partial solar eclipse. Beginning, maximum point and end.
According to the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, “There will be a partial solar eclipse on 25 October 2022 (3 Kartik, Shaka Samvat 1944). The eclipse will start in the evening before sunset in India.
It can be seen from most places. However, the eclipse will not be visible in Andaman-Nicobar Islands and some places in North-East India (Aizawl, Dibrugarh, Imphal, Itanagar, Kohima, Sibsagar, Silchar, Tamlong to name a few).
The statement issued by the ministry said, “The end of the eclipse will not be visible in India as it will continue even after sunset.”
Solar Eclipse Timing
According to the website timeanddate.com, the first location to view the partial eclipse begins at 14:28:21 p.m. m. with the Maximum Eclipse at 16:30:16 p.m. m. The last location to view the partial eclipse end at 18:32:11 pm respectively.
The eclipse will start at 4:29 p.m. in Delhi and 4:49 p.m. in Mumbai. It will start at 17:14 in Chennai and 17:12 in Bangalore.
“The duration of the eclipse will be one hour 13 minutes and one hour 19 minutes in Delhi and Mumbai respectively from the beginning to the time of sunset.
The duration of the eclipse in Chennai and Kolkata will be 31 minutes and 12 minutes respectively from the beginning to the time of sunset. The eclipse will be visible in the regions of Europe, Middle East, North-Eastern parts of Africa, West Asia, North Atlantic Ocean apart from North Indian Ocean.
SOLAR ECLIPSE DOS AND DONTS:
The government has advised people not to watch the solar eclipse with empty eyes.
It has been said from the government, “Solar eclipse should not be seen with naked eyes even for a short time. Even if the moon covers most of the sun, do not look at it with empty eyes as it can cause permanent damage to the eyes , which can lead to blindness.
Alumini Mylar, Black Polymer, 14 No. is the best technology to view the solar eclipse. View it by using the shed’s welded glass or by projecting the sun’s shadow onto the white screen through a telescope.”
According to the Ministry of Earth Sciences, “The next solar eclipse in India will be visible on August 2, 2027, which will be a total solar eclipse. It will be reflected as a partial solar eclipse from all parts of the country. Solar eclipse occurs on Amavasya when The Moon comes between the Earth and the Sun. All three of them come in a straight line. A partial solar eclipse occurs when the Moon’s disc covers only partially the Sun.
- The chanting of mantras dedicated to the sun god is another practice followed by many homes in the country.
- Especially pregnant women are asked to stay at home and chant the Santana Gopala Mantra.
- Many refrain from drinking water during the eclipse time period.
- Also, it is forbidden to prepare food or eat during the Grahan. Many also avoid starting any auspicious task.
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