Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse 2017 can’t be viewed in India this time. Indians have the opportunity of experiencing the full Solar Eclipse only in 2034. This time the solar eclipse can be viewed anywhere in North America and some parts of South America.

The solar eclipse is also called Surya Grahan in Indian. This occurs when sun, moon, and earth come into a straight line, and moon covers the Sun. The rays of the sun are blocked by the moon, and it resists the light falling on earth. It seems to be night even in the morning.

Moon covers the sun and them passing over it is a watchable view. Everyone is excited to watch the solar eclipse. Surya Grahan is experienced partially in India many times.

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Allegedly solar eclipse can be viewed in India on these dates:

Dec 26, 2019: Solar eclipse will take place in southern India and Sri Lanka. It will also be perceptible in parts of the Arab peninsula, Sumatra, Malaysia, Singapore, parts of Borneo and Guam.

June 21, 2020: Eclipse will be visible in northern India, New Delhi, Tibet. It would also be visible in the Horn of Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, southern Pakistan, parts of China, Taiwan.

March 20, 2034: this eclipse would be a total solar eclipse and India will be able to witness this rare phenomenon. It would also be noticeable in Pakistan, China and parts of Africa and the Middle East.

So at present, the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, will be discernible only in North America and totalities of US. Totality is a relatively thin ribbon, around 70 miles wide, that will cross the U.S. last time the US experienced the complete solar eclipse in 1979, and now again they got an opportunity to view it.

How To View Solar Eclipse 2017 in India

Indians can also view the awesome scene on YouTube. The Delhi-based Science Popularisation Association of Communicators and Educators (SPACE, India) are going to live stream the solar eclipse on 21st of August. The period of total Surya Grahan is 2mintues 40 seconds. The partial eclipse will last for 3 hours.

While the excitement of people is increasing, scientist warns everybody not to view the sun directly. Very harmful UV ray will damage the human eye very quickly and the probability of blind increases. Uses of some filtering device like Anti-UV radiation glasses are suggestible and indirect viewing like watching mirror image of the sun will help. NASA is going to provide the interactive eclipse map which will be available to view the Solar Eclipse 2017.