Solar Eclipse 2022: When And Where To Watch The Sky Event In India?

by Vinita Jain
Solar Eclipse 2022: When And Where To Watch The Sky Event In India?

According to reports, on October 25, 2022, India will see a partial solar eclipse across various cities. The eclipse will start in the afternoon, before sunset, and will be visible from various places. The solar eclipse will cover various regions including Europe, the Middle East, western Asia, the North Atlantic Ocean, parts of Africa, and the North Indian Ocean. It will be the second solar eclipse in 2022.

Check Out The Timings Of Solar Eclipse 2022 For Your City

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In the northwestern part of the country, the solar eclipse is about 40 to 50 percent at maximum eclipse. Comparatively, the other parts of India will have lower coverage.

In the national capital, Delhi, the solar eclipse is likely to begin at 4:29 PM IST. Whereas, in Mumbai, the solar eclipse is likely to begin a little late (from 4:49 PM IST). The duration of the eclipse (starting to sunset) is 1 hour 13 minutes and 1 hour 19 minutes in Delhi and Mumbai respectively.

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The solar eclipse in Kolkata will begin at 4:52 PM IST, and in Chennai, the eclipse will begin at 5:14 PM IST. If reports are to be believed, the duration of the solar eclipse in Kolkata and Chennai will be about half an hour. In Hyderabad, the timings for the solar eclipse are 4:58 PM to 6:09 PM. And, in Bengaluru, it will be from 5:12 PM to 5:56 PM.

Along, with these cities, the partial solar eclipse of 2022 will also happen in Ahmedabad, Varanasi, Pune, Mathura, Kanpur, Surat, Patna, Chandigarh, Bhopal, Varanasi, etc.

However, the solar eclipse end will not be clearly visible because it is likely to happen after sunset.

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Why Does The Eclipse Occur?

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A solar eclipse occurs on the day of the new moon when the moon is between the earth and the sun and the three celestial bodies are aligned. A partial solar eclipse occurs when the moon partially covers the solar disk.

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Also, people living in these cities, make sure to not witness the partial solar eclipse with the naked eye.

Source: Hindustan Times & Financial express

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