On June 10, 2021, the first Solar Eclipse of the year will be visible. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon comes between the Sun and the Earth, blocking the Sun's light from reaching the Earth. Those who wish to observe this unusual cosmic phenomenon can view the event directly by using protective solar eclipse-viewing glasses.
Though the Solar Eclipse, also known as the Surya Grahan, will not be visible in India, we can always watch it on the internet. The Annular Solar Eclipse, sometimes known as the 'ring of fire,' will occur this time. We are going through an 'eclipse season,' as this annular Solar Eclipse follows closely on the heels of the Lunar Eclipse, which took place on May 26.
What Is An Eclipse Season?
According to earthsky.org, an eclipse season is a period of around 35 days during which at least two eclipses occur. Most of the time, there are two eclipse seasons in a year, resulting in at least four eclipses every year. There have been years when more than five or six eclipses have occurred. However, this is extremely rare; in 1982, there were seven eclipses, and in 2038, there will be the same number.
What Is The Duration Of The Solar Eclipse Or Surya Grahan?
- The dramatic and unique cosmic phenomena will not be witnessed in India.
- The annular solar eclipse of 2021 will begin at 01:42 PM (IST) and will last until 06:41 PM (IST).
- There will be a total solar eclipse for around 100 minutes.
- It begins at sunrise in the Canadian province of Ontario.
- The eclipse then moves closer to the poles.
- At its local time, the greatest eclipse will be visible in northern Greenland.
- The annular eclipse's path passes via the Earth's North Pole.
- The Annular Solar Eclipse will end over northeastern Siberia at sunset.
- In the path of annularity, the 'ring of fire' will endure a maximum of 3 minutes 51 seconds.