Surya Grahan 2022 Solar Solar Eclipse 2022 India Know All About Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse 2022: Partial solar eclipse will be visible in the country today in most parts of India including Kolkata. Astronomer Debi Prasad Duari says that this partial solar eclipse will be visible in Kolkata for the second time in the year 2022, but it will be visible for a very short time. Apart from India, it can be seen in Europe, North Africa, Central Asia and other regions of Asia.

This astronomical event will be better seen in the western and northern parts of the country, but this solar eclipse will not be visible in Northeast India as this astronomical event will happen after sunset in this region.

Kolkata will start at this time

Astronomer Duari says, ‘The partial solar eclipse will start around Iceland at around 2.20 pm Indian time and it will be fully visible in the Russian sky at 4.30 pm. The end of this solar eclipse will be over the Arabian Sea at 6.32 pm.

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On the new moon day, the Sun, Moon and Earth will be almost in a straight line. On October 25, the Sun, Moon and Earth will be on the same plane, so that the Moon will partially cover the Sun for a short time. Due to this, a partial solar eclipse will be seen in the areas falling in the shadow region of the Moon. The partial solar eclipse in Kolkata will start at 4:52 pm, which will be at its peak at 5:1 pm, but due to sunset, it will not be visible after 5:03 pm.

It’s time for New Delhi

In New Delhi, it will start at 4:29 pm and will end at 6.09 pm, but it will be at its peak at 5:42 pm. During this time the Moon will cover 24.5 percent of the Sun.

  • In Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, the solar eclipse will start visible at 4:26 pm, which will last till 6.09 pm, while its highest level will be visible at 5.30 pm.
  • In Mumbai, the solar eclipse will start visible at 4:49 pm, which will last till 6.09 pm, while its peak level will be visible at 5:42 pm.
  • In South and Central India, the solar eclipse will be from 4:49 pm to 5:42 pm.

Solar eclipse will not be visible in some places in India

In India, the eclipse will start in the afternoon before sunset and it can be seen from most places. However, the eclipse will not be visible from Andaman and Nicobar Islands and some places in North-East India (Aizawl, Dibrugarh, Imphal, Itanagar, Kohima, Sibsagar, Silchar, Tamlong, etc. to name a few). The end of the eclipse will not be visible in India as it will continue even after sunset.

At the time of maximum eclipse in the north-western parts of India, the Moon’s cover on the Sun will be between 40 and 50 percent. In other parts of the country the percentage of cover will be less than the above value. At the time of maximum eclipse in Delhi and Mumbai, the percentage of Sun’s cover by the Moon will be around 44 percent and 24 percent respectively.

There will be a solar eclipse of about one and a half hours

The duration of the eclipse will be 1 hour 13 minutes and 1 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 and North Indian Ocean.

The next solar eclipse in India will be visible on August 2, 2027, which will be a total solar eclipse. It will be reflected in the form of partial solar eclipse from all parts of the country. Solar eclipse occurs on Amavasya when the Moon comes between the Earth and the Sun and all three of them come in a straight line. A partial solar eclipse occurs when the lunar disc covers only part of the sun.

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