Solar Eclipse 2020: ‘Ring of fire’ visible from parts of India

June 21, 2020: The annular solar eclipse, popularly known as the ‘ring of fire’ eclipse, has become visible in India.

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June 21, 2020: The annular solar eclipse, popularly known as the ‘ring of fire’ eclipse, has become visible in India.

This is the first solar eclipse of 2020. Sky watchers living within a narrow band covering parts of Rajasthan, Haryana, and Uttarakhand will be able to see the ‘ring of fire’ with much clarity.

The first solar eclipse of this year which coincides with the summer solstice, when the Northern Hemisphere has the longest day, will be an annular eclipse. Apart from India, the eclipse will be visible in Congo, Sudan, Ethiopia, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Pakistan, and China.

The eclipse started around 10:20 am and is expected to end around 2:20 pm.

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