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Solar Eclipse 2022: Partial solar eclipse to be visible in India; here's all you need to know

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 25 October 2022, 13:42 IST
Solar Eclipse 2022

Many parts of India will be able to witness a partial solar eclipse today, October 25, in a rare happening. This is the first time a partial solar eclipse will be seen over India in over a decade and will not be seen again for another 10 years.


A partial solar eclipse takes place when the Sun, Moon, and Earth are not aligned and the Sun appears to have a dark shadow on a small part of its surface. There are three phases of a partial solar eclipse, which include a beginning, it getting to its peak, and an end.

Today's partial solar eclipse will be the last one to take place this year with the first one having occurred on 30th April.

Another solar eclipse to be seen from India will be an annular eclipse on May 21, 2031 when the annularity can be observed from a narrow patch of land in southern India.

After three years, on March 20, 2034, the next total solar eclipse will be visible from India and the entirety will be seen from the northernmost part of Kashmir.


Precaution must be taken while observing the partial solar eclipse. Even though the eclipse can be visible to the naked eye, the sun’s rays can be very harmful for the eye and can become risky.

The safest way to witness the event is by using special-purpose solar filters, like eclipse glasses. These glasses are made from materials like black polymer or aluminized Mylar and will help protect your eyes from getting damaged.

Drivers on the road are advised to always drive with their headlights on during the eclipse.

The Government of Odisha declared today a public holiday on account of the solar eclipse. All government offices, schools, colleges, educational institutions, courts, banks and other financial institutions will remain shut on Tuesday, as per the official release.

The eclipse will begin in the following parts at the following times:

Delhi - 4.29 pm

Mumbai - 4.49 pm

Bangalore - 5.12 pm

Kolkata - 4.52 pm

Chennai - 5.14 pm

Bhopal - 4.42 pm

Hyderabad - 4.59 pm

Kanyakumari - 5.32 pm

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First published: 25 October 2022, 13:13 IST