Surya Grahan June 2020: Surya Grahan June 21st 2020 Time in India, Effects on Rashis, Remedies, Images, Photos, Pics, Videos:
The Annular Surya Grahan 0f 2020 is to be scheduled on June 21, will be visible in India also. Along with Indian territory, the eclipse will also be visible in Africa including the Central African Republic, Congo, Ethiopia, Pakistan, and China.
An annular Surya Grahan is known for its characteristic ring of fire. The alignment of the Moon is such that the central part of the Sun is obscured from the Earth’s views, leaving only the outer rim, which this is what creates the ring of fire.
The first Surya Grahan of the year 2020 can be viewed on June 21st from parts of Africa (the Central African Republic, Congo, and Ethiopia), south of Pakistan, northern India, and China. The eclipse will be in view from 9:15 am to 3:04 pm IST.
Surya Grahan 2020 Timings:
- First location to see the partial eclipse begin – 09:15:58
- First location to see the full eclipse begin – 10:17:45
- Maximum Eclipse – 12:10:04
- Last location to see the full eclipse end – 14:02:17
- Last location to see the partial eclipse end – 15:04:01
A Surya Grahan occurs when a portion of the Earth is engulfed in a shadow cast by the Moon which fully or partially blocks sunlight. This occurs when the Sun, Moon and Earth are aligned. Such alignment coincides with a new moon (syzygy) indicating the Moon is closest to the ecliptic plane.In a total eclipse, the disk of the Sun is fully obscured by the Moon. In partial and annular eclipses, only part of the Sun is obscured.
If the Moon were in a perfectly circular orbit, a little closer to the Earth, and in the same orbital plane, there would be total Surya Grahans every new moon. However, since the Moon’s orbit is tilted at more than 5 degrees to the Earth’s orbit around the Sun, its shadow usually misses Earth. A Surya Grahan can only occur when the Moon is close enough to the ecliptic plane during a new moon.
Special conditions must occur for the two events to coincide because the Moon’s orbit crosses the ecliptic at its orbital nodes twice every draconic month (27.212220 days) while a new moon occurs one every synodic month (29.530587981 days). Solar (and lunar) eclipses therefore happen only during eclipse seasons resulting in at least two, and up to five, Surya Grahans each year; no more than two of which can be total eclipses.
Total eclipses are rare because the timing of the new moon within the eclipse season needs to be more exact for an alignment between the observer (on Earth) and the centers of the Sun and Moon. In addition, the elliptical orbit of the Moon often takes it far enough away from Earth that its apparent size is not large enough to block the Sun entirely.
Total Surya Grahans are rare at any particular location because totality exists only along a narrow path on the Earth’s surface traced by the Moon’s full shadow or umbra.