June 21 Solar Eclipse in Mumbai: Here’s What You Need to Know

June 21 Solar Eclipse in Mumbai: Here’s What You Need to Know

Several parts of India are gearing up to observe the solar eclipse (also known as Surya Grahan) on the 21st of June. In Maharashtra, parts like Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, and Nagpur will see the partial solar eclipse this Sunday. 

A solar eclipse is caused when the sun, moon, and earth are aligned. Under this circumstance, the moon’s angular diameter is smaller than that of the sun which is why parts of the sun remain visible around the moon during a solar eclipse. 

In India, the sun-moon obscuration during the greatest phase of the annular eclipse will be nearly 98.6 per cent. While Delhi will see obscuration of 80 per cent  during the eclipse’s greatest phase, Mumbai will see a 62 per cent obscuration, it is said.

What time is the eclipse?

In Mumbai and neighbouring regions, the partial solar eclipse can be observed from 10:09 AM, while the eclipse will end at 1:27 PM on June 21, lasting just under three and a half hours. 

What kind of solar eclipse will Mumbai notice?

While most parts of North India including Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, and Haryana will notice an annular eclipse, other parts of the country including Mumbai will only see a partial eclipse. 

What other cities can notice the solar eclipse?

Other regions where the solar eclipse will be noticed will be Ahmedabad, Delhi, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Lucknow, Chennai, Shimla, and a handful of others.

Among the cities that will observe the annular solar eclipse include Dehradun, Kurukshetra, Chamoli, Joshimath, Sirsa, Suratgarh.