Solar Eclipse 2021 is today!



When will it occur?


The first Solar Eclipse of this year will take place today. This celestial event comes just days after the year’s first super blood moon and total lunar eclipse, which took place on May 26. As per the map published by NASA, the solar eclipse will be visible in India, but only from Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh.


In most of the areas, the 2021 annular solar eclipse event will start at 01:42 PM (IST) and it will be at its peak at 06:41 PM (IST).


How to see Solar Eclipse LIVE?


TIMEANDDATE.COM is doing live stream on YouTube so that all can view the solar eclipse.


Here is the embedded link for live stream!




What is Solar Eclipse?


A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between Earth and the sun and blocks the light of the Sun. But, when the Moon is too far from earth, it looks smaller and does not block the entire view of the Sun. This creates what looks like a ring around the Moon.


Lunar Eclipse Helped in Studying Earth's shape


NASA says hundreds of years ago when people observed the Moon during an eclipse, they saw Earth’s shadow on the Moon and discovered that the Earth is round. “Even after all these years, scientists are still learning about the Moon from lunar eclipses, NASA said.


What will the scientists be able to find out by Solar Eclipse?


Scientists also use solar eclipses as an opportunity to study the Sun’s corona, which is basically the Sun’s top layer. During an annular solar eclipse, NASA uses “ground and space instruments to view the corona when the Moon blocks the Sun’s glare.”

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