BENGALURU: The last partial solar eclipse of the year is all set to occur on October 25, during Deepavali, the festive new moon.
The partial solar eclipse is when the Moon starts moving over the Sun’s disk. The partial solar eclipse was previously visible in India in 2019.
The partial eclipse will be visible from parts of Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Asia. In India, the eclipse will start at 5.12 pm, reach its peak at 5.49 pm, and end at 5.55 pm, close to sunset.
“In India, we are going to witness a partial solar eclipse for the first time in three years. The eclipse will be visible around sunset if the weather is clear. Those who want to witness it are advised to use strong eye protection. The latent image can be seen using projectors,” said Anand, a scientist at the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium here.
“Use solar goggles and don’t watch the eclipse directly from a telescope. Solar eclipse is visible in Karnataka every year. A maximum of 10% of the eclipse is visible, and in magnitude, it is 1.9. We will arrange solar goggles and projectors if the sky is clear at Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium,” he added.
The people of the entire country are eagerly waiting to witness the solar eclipse, which will be visible after exactly three years. After this, there will be no partial solar eclipse for the next two years.