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Solar Eclipse June 2020: Date, India Timings

By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 20, Jun 2020, 17:49 pm IST | UPDATED: 20, Jun 2020, 17:49 pm IST

Solar Eclipse June 2020: Date, India Timings Delhi: The first solar eclipse of the year is going to be witnessed on June 21 and the event is garnering a lot of attention.

Here are some important things to know about the solar eclipse:
  • The first solar eclipse of 2020 will be a partial solar eclipse as the Moon will not cover the Sun completely, which leads to a ring of fire appearing in the sky.
  • Many parts of Asia, Africa, the Pacific, the Indian Ocean, parts of Europe and Australia will witness the annular eclipse.
  •  The solar eclipse will be visible in Bhuj from 9:58 pm IST and will end last in Dibrugarh at 2:29 pm IST, as informed by Nehru Planetarium.
  • Reportedly, The full eclipse will start from 10:17 am and the maximum eclipse will occur at 12:10 pm.
  • The day will also be celebrated as sixth International Yoga Day.
  • As per reports, this is going to be the last solar eclipse to be visible from India till  October 25, 2022. So the next solar eclipse will be witnessed from India after about 28 months.
  •  The day also happens to be a June solstice the longest day of the year.

As popularly advised, people should never look at the sun directly during an eclipse as it can cause permanent damage to vision. Symptoms include loss of vision or distorted vision due to a blindspot. Thus, it is always advisable to protect your eyes and use simple tools like pinhole projection while observing an eclipse.
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