Annual Solar Eclipse 2020: Don't Look At The Sun Today


The first solar eclipse of the year 2020 is going to appear on June 21 which will be visible in different parts of the world including India. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's diameter is smaller than the Sun's, leading to blocking of most of the Sun's light and causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring). The article does not promote capturing of the solar eclipse.

A partial solar eclipse is seen from Kathmandu, Nepal. The maximum eclipse will take place at 12:10 IST.

Sunday's eclipse arrived on the northern hemisphere's longest day of the year-the summer solstice-when Earth's north pole is tilted most directly towards the Sun.

India will witness an annular solar eclipse on Sunday morning. The "ring of fire" phenomenon will not be visible in south India.

The annular solar eclipse on Bangladesh sky through the lenses of Dhaka Tribune's Chief Photographer Syed Zakir Hossain and photojournalist Mehedi Hasan. Several autonomous institutions of DST like Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), Nainital, Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Bangalore, and Vigyan Prasar captured the eclipse from different locations and organized live streaming via Zoom, YouTube and Facebook.

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According to the latest updates, apart from Pakistan, the solar eclipse would also be visible in different parts of Africa inclusive of the Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Ethiopia as well as India and China. While watching a partial eclipse proper eye protection, like eclipse glasses or a sun filter, is the only safe option.

Only 80 percent of the eclipse could be seen from Guwahati when the Moon covered the maximum portion of the Sun during the eclipse. It was visible in Asia, Africa and Australia.

This will be the last eclipse that will be visible from India for the next 28 months.

This is the second eclipse this season.