Several parts of Europe, the Middle East, northern Africa, western Asia, the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Indian Ocean will experience a partial solar eclipse on October 25. In most parts of India, the solar eclipse is referred to as “Surya Grahan.” With the exception of a few states in the northeastern region, most of India will be able to see the solar eclipses. 

The partial solar eclipse is a rare celestial occurrence that will be seen in India after a decade and will not be seen again for another ten years. The eclipse will not be visible from northeastern India because it will take place after sunset in those areas. The solar eclipse will be visible for more than an hour in cities such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Jaipur, Surat, Indore, Ahmedabad, Thane, Bhopal, Agra, Chandigarh, Ujjain, Ludhiana, Mathura, Porbandar, Gandhinagar, Panaji and Silvasa.

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The eclipse will only be visible for a short time in cities like Thiruvananthapuram, Bengaluru, Chennai, Lucknow, Visakhapatnam, Patna, Mangaluru, and Ooty. Aizawl, Dibrugarh, Imphal, Itanagar, Kohima, Silchar, and Andaman and Nicobar Island are just a few of the northeastern cities that won’t be able to see the eclipse at all. The solar eclipse will start in India before dusk, in the afternoon, according to the Ministry of Earth Science. However, according to the ministry, India won’t be able to see the solar eclipse’s end.

When and where to watch:

16:29 – Delhi

16:49 – Mumbai

17:12 – Bangalore

16:52 – Kolkata

17:14 – Chennai

16:42 – Bhopal

16:59 – Hyderabad

17:32 – Kanyakumari

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Do’s and Don’ts

People should use special eye protection or indirect viewing techniques or avoid looking directly at the solar eclipse with their naked eyes. One of the safest ways to view the solar eclipse is through indirect projection, though you can also use a telescope, pinhole camera, or camera display. Because of the intense radiation from the sun’s photosphere, directly viewing a solar eclipse can permanently harm one’s retinas. 

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A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, blocking the sun’s light and casting a shadow on the planet. Notably, due to the Partial Solar Eclipse, the doors to the Kedarnath and Badrinath temples will be closed. The puja will take place after the eclipse has ended in the evening.