When Is The Partial Solar Eclipse? Check Duration & Timings In Bhubaneswar & Other Cities
Bhubaneswar: A day after Diwali celebrations, sky gazers are in for a celestial treat with a partial solar eclipse occurring on Tuesday.
According to Drik Panchang, this eclipse is a partial Solar Eclipse, which would be visible from 04:29 pm. The eclipse will end with the sunset at 05:42 pm, and the maximum eclipse time will be at 05:30 pm. It would be the second Solar Eclipse of 2022.
“The partial solar eclipse will begin in Iceland at around 02:29 pm IST and will be seen at its maximum from Russia at 04:30 pm (IST). It will end at around 06:32 pm (IST) over the Arabian Sea,” astrophysicist Debi Prasad Duari told PTI.
The solar eclipse will be visible in various parts of Europe, Northeast Africa, and West Asia. In India, the people of New Delhi, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Chennai, Ujjain, Varanasi, Mathura, Ahmedabad, Pune, Surat, Kanpur, Visakhapatnam, Patna, Ooty, Chandigarh, and a few more places will be able to witness the celestial phenomenon of a dark shadow appearing only on a small portion of the sun’s surface. A partial solar eclipse occurs when the moon comes between the Sun and the Earth but the three don’t align in a perfectly straight line.
“The phenomenon will occur for only 20 minutes from 4.56 pm to 5.16 pm in Bhubaneswar. Only 12% of the sun will be visible to the capital city,” Deputy Director of Pathani Samanta Planetarium Subhendu Pattnaik told Odisha Bytes.
Pattnaik further said that it will be difficult to clearly see the ending of the eclipse as it will be in progress after sunset. “There is no danger in viewing the sun undergoing this process but people should not look at the eclipse with naked eyes and instead use solar spectacles,” he said.
The partial Solar eclipse will be visible for the longest hours (1 hour 45 minutes) in Gujarat’s Dwarka and for the shortest time in West Bengal’s Kolkata for only 12 minutes.
Timings of Partial Solar Eclipse:
New Delhi: 4.28 pm to 5.42 pm
Mumbai: 4.49 pm to 6.09 pm
Hyderabad: 4.58 pm to 5.48 pm
Bengaluru: 5.12 pm to 5.56 pm
Chennai: 5.13 pm to 5.45 pm
Kolkata: 4.51 pm to 5.04 pm
Bhopal: 4.42 pm to 5.47 pm
Chandigarh: 4.23 pm to 5.41 pm
According to the Ministry of Earth Science, it won’t be visible from Andaman & Nicobar Islands and some parts of north-east India like Aizawl, Dibrugarh, Imphal, Itanagar, Kohima, Sibsagar, Silchar, and Tamelong.