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Solar eclipse and Ring of Fire

Solar eclipse and Ring of Fire

There is a grand celestial event today. This is the last solar eclipse this year.

This solar eclipse is visible in many parts of India. Apart from India, the eclipse will also be visible in Saudia Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Marina Islands, and Borneo.

The solar eclipse begins at around 8:00 a.m. and lasts for nearly six hours. It will end by 1:30 p.m.

As per TTD almanack, the solar eclipse occurs during 8:08 a.m. and 11.16 a.m. and lasts for nearly 3 hours.

The temple is closed on the occasion of the solar eclipse and will be reopened at 12 noon. Devotees would be allowed for darshan from 2:00 p.m.

The solar eclipse is prominently visible from South India.

Kannur, Kochi, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram, Mangaluru and Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Madurai, Ooty, Trichy and Chennai are some places where the solar eclipse will be able to visible completely.

Today’s solar eclipse is known as ‘annular eclipse’ which forms a ring of fire.

In this eclipse, the Moon does not completely cover the Sun. Even if it covers the Sun, its edges are not covered. Hence they are illuminated.

The solar eclipse will begin approximately 180 kilometres west of Dammam in eastern Saudi Arabia. Coimbatore will be the first major city in India to witness the annular eclipse as the eclipse will reach from the west coast of Southern India.

Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka fall on the path of the eclipse. Those who reside here can see the ‘ring of fire’.

It is recommended not to see the eclipse directly with naked eyes and normal polaroid filers but it can be seen using the solar eclipse glasses.

You can also watch the live stream of the eclipse on various websites as well.

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