Annular Solar Eclipse 2020 (Suraj Grahan) in Pakistan to be on June 21

Annular Solar Eclipse 2020 (Suraj Grahan) in Pakistan to be on June 21

Complete details about the annular solar eclipse, Suraj Grahan in Pakistan on 21 June 2020, timing, duration and visibility, how and where to watch the live event. 

All about the first and “annular solar eclipse 2020” (Suraj Grahan) in Pakistan, India, and other countries of the world. Suraj Grahan timings, visibility, how and where to watch?

on 21 June 2020 Pakistan will witness the “ring of fire” which will be completely visible across the country, the Pakistan Meteorological Department has said in a statement.

The first “Suraj Grahan in Pakistan in June 2020” is all set to occur on Sunday, 21st and this will be “annular solar eclipse” which will be visible in Pakistan, India, Africa, Central African Republic, Congo, Ethiopia and China.

 This specific eclipse is said to be the ‘deepest’ annular solar eclipse in nearly a hundred years.

Types of solar eclipse:

There are three types of solar eclipse, total eclipse, partial eclipse and annular eclipse.

What is an annular solar eclipse?

A solar eclipse takes place when the moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thus completely or partially hindering the light of the Sun for the Earth. This will be an annular solar eclipse which will show a ring of fire during the eclipse – also called as annulus.

When there is a total solar eclipse, the moon completely covers the Sun and the shadow falls on Earth. In an annular solar eclipse, the Sun and Moon are in line with the Earth but the size of the moon is smaller than the sun which makes the sun looks as a bright ring which is called annulus as well.

This is the first solar eclipse 2020 and will be of annular and partial in some regions.

Timing of the solar eclipse 2020 in Pakistan:

This is the first and annular solar eclipse of the year 2020 and is all set to start at the first location on June 21 at 8:45 am The Solar Eclipse 2020 in Pakistan will reach its peak at 11:40 pm and will end at around 2:34 pm. The duration of the solar eclipse will be of approximately six hours.

Visibility of the solar eclipse in Pakistan:

The “suraj grahan in Pakistan 21 June 2020” will be visible on Sunday in Lahore, Karachi, Sukkur, Islamabad, Peshawar, Gilgit baltistan, Quetta, Gwadar, Muzaffarabad, etc.

Visibility of the solar eclipse across the world:

The annular solar eclipse 2020, Suraj Grahan, will be visible in Pakistan, India and many other Asian countries, Saudi Arabia, Africa, Central African Republic, Congo, Ethiopia and China.

Unfortunately, the sky gazers in US and Uk won’t be able to watch this Celestial event.

How to protect Eyes in a Solar Eclipse?

A solar eclipse is a natural event but to watch this event there is a dire need to take precautionary measures. The first is to not watch the solar eclipse with a bared eye and instead use eye protection or indirect viewing techniques. If you see the solar eclipse with the naked eyes it can damage your cornea.

The radiation would be much more direct than it was during the previous solar eclipse 2020.

Physicians and medical experts recommend that watching the solar eclipse with the naked eyes can leave damaging effects on the cornea of the eyes. Consequently, before watching the “Suraj Grahan 2020 in Pakistan” you need to take some necessary precautions. In order to watch the solar eclipse special equipment are required such as special solar glasses, darkened welder’s glasses, pinhole camera, medical-ray film and other tools.

If you are planning to view the solar eclipse and want to avoid damage to eyes wear “special solar glasses” or use darkened welder’s glasses.

You can also make DIY solar viewing glasses by clicking here“.

Live Streaming of Solar Eclipse 2020:

The first and annular solar eclipse 2020 will be visible in Pakistan, viewers can observe the event through live streams of space agencies and certain observatories.

You can enjoy the LIVE web stream of NASA that will showcase this spectacle on NASA’s website, Youtube channel and periscope @NASA.

The live streaming of the solar eclipse 2020 will also be available at Timeanddate.com

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