Uttarakhand's Chamoli district witnesses annular solar eclipse 2020

Chamoli (Uttarakhand) [India], June 21 (ANI): Solar eclipse was seen in the skies of the Chamoli district here on Sunday.

Earlier in the day, the solar eclipse was seen in the skies of Gandhinagar, Kurukshetra, Delhi and Mumbai.

The solar eclipse will be visible until 1:32 PM with maximum visibility of the eclipse at 11:42 IST. It will be visible from Asia, Africa, the Pacific, the Indian Ocean, parts of Europe and Australia.

A few regions like Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and Haryana will witness maximum visibility of the solar eclipse, which takes place on Sunday.

"The eclipse will be around 93-94 per cent visible in Delhi. While it is partially visible in other parts of the country, its maximum visibility will be seen in Dehradun, Joshimath, Kurukshetra and Sirsa," OP Gupta, the senior engineer of Nehru Planetarium in Delhi, told ANI.

A rare celestial event, annular solar eclipse, which is popularly known as the "ring of fire" eclipse, will be visible this Sunday in India.

It will be the first solar eclipse of this year taking place on the summer solstice, which is the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere. (ANI)