According to a astronomer, a partial solar eclipse will be visible from many parts of India on October 25

According to a astronomer, a partial solar eclipse will be visible from many parts of India on Octob ...

The eastern city, however, will be able to witness the partial solar eclipse, the second in 2022, for a very short duration, and the celestial phenomenon will be better observed in the northern and western areas of the country, according to scientists.

According to Duari, the eclipse will not be observed from northeastern India, as the celestial phenomenon will be observed after the sunset.

The October 25 cosmic conflict will be discussed in most areas of Europe, northern Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, according to Duari.

"The partial solar eclipse will begin in Iceland at around 2:29 pm IST and will be seen from Russia at its maximum rate at 4:30 hours IST. It will conclude at around 6:32pm ISTover the Arabian Sea," he told PTI while sharing information on the celestial event.

"The eastern part of the country will see the partial eclipse only marginally, that especially during the sunset." The northern and western part of the country is a better location to experience the partial eclipse with a better view and for a longer period of time.

"During the new moon (Amavasya) the Sun, Moon, and Earth almost come in a linear position, whereby from the Earth we can see the Moon without any sunlight falling on it. At some points, the Sun, Moon, and Earth will almost be on the same plane, resulting in the moon appearing to cover the Sun partly for a period of time, causing a partial solar eclipse."

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Duari said the partial eclipse will begin at around 4:52pm, the maximum occurring at 5:01pm. The eclipse will not be seen at 5:03pm at the sunrise.

"Even during the maximum eclipse, only 4 percent of the lighted disc of the setting Sun will be covered by the Moon," he said.

In Siliguri, a north Bengal town, the celestial event will be observed between 4:41pm and 4:59pm, and around 8.91 percent of the Sun will be covered by the Moon''s disc, according to Duari.

"In New Delhi, the sun will begin at around 4:29pm and conclude with the sunset at 6:09pm, with the maximum eclipse to take place at 5:42pm, assuming the Sun will be obscured by only 24.5 percent," said Duari.

With the maximum at around 5:30pm, Jaisalmer in Rajasthan will experience the eclipse from 4:26pm to 6:09pm. when the sun''s disc will be obscured by 42 percent.

"In Mumbai, the eclipse will begin at 4:49pm, with the maximum occurring at around 5:42pm. It will conclude at 6:09pm, when the Sun appears to go down the Arabian Sea at sunset. Here, the Sun''s disc will be covered by about 24.5 percent.

The eclipse will be repeated just before sunset in southern and central India, with Nagpur experiencing it from 4:49pm to 5:42pm. In Bengaluru, it will begin at 5:14pm, reaching its maximum at 5:55pm during the sunrise. Chennai will have the eclipse from between 5:14pm and 5:44pm, according to the astrophysicist.

The next major solar eclipse to be visible from India will be a circular eclipse on May 21, 2031, when the annularity will be observed from a narrow patch of land in South India, according to the narrator.

The next total solar eclipse from India will be visible three years later, on March 20, 2034, and the totality will be observed from Kashmir''s northernmost portion.

According to Duari, the whole country will observe a slightly different magnitude on both occasions.

On June 1, 2030, another partial eclipse will be seen from the northern part of India.

Duari urged sky enthusiasts to take "extreme precaution" while viewing the sun while contemplating the effects on the eyes.

"Even if the degree of the partial eclipse is not evident in most areas of the country, extreme precaution must be taken by everyone who wants to observe this cosmic event. The Sun''s rays can be extremely harmful for the eyes and may become dangerous," he said.