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Surya Grahan: Solar Eclipse as seen in Ghaziabad & Meerut

Ghaziabad: A partial Solar eclipse or ‘Surya Grahan’ was witnessed across most of the Indian states on Tuesday as the Sun, Moon and Earth align together in a non-linear fashion. It began before sunset and is visible from most parts of the country. It is suggested not to a solar eclipse from the naked eye, even for a short time. It can cause serious damage to the eyes.

A Solar eclipse occurs when the Moon comes between Sun and Earth and blocks the light of the sun, casting a shadow onto Earth. When the sun and moon are not perfectly aligned in a straight line, a partial solar eclipse occurs. The sun takes on a crescent shape as if the moon has taken a bite out of it and the Moon only reflects the outer part of Earth’s shadow, known as the penumbra.


According to the Ministry of Earth Science, the ending of the eclipse will not be visible from India as it will be in progress after sunset. In Western parts, the Sun will be obscured by about 40 to 50 percent at the time of the maximum eclipse, and in other parts, it will be less than the same.

(This story has not been edited by and is contributed by our citizen journalist Nand Negi, Sidharth Vihar, Ghaziabad)

Meerut , Images Credit – Munish Kumar

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