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There will be a partial solar eclipse on October 25, 2022 (3 Kartika, 1944 Saka Era).

The partial eclipse will start around 4:45 PM in Guwahati, according to a press release by The Ministry of Earth Science.

Except for the Andaman & Nicobar Islands and certain regions of north-east India, the eclipse will start in India before sunset in the afternoon and be visible from most locations.

India won’t be able to see the eclipse’s conclusion on October 25 because it will be happening after sunset.

In the north-western regions of the country, the Sun will be obscured by the Moon to a degree of around 40 to 50 percent during the time of maximum eclipse. The percentage coverage will be lower than the aforementioned figures in other areas of the nation.

When the Moon passes in front of the Earth and the Sun on a new moon day and all three bodies are in line, this is known as a solar clipse. When the lunar disc partially obscures the solar disc, a partial solar eclipse will happen.

The Ministry of Earth Science’s press release stated, “In Delhi and Mumbai, the percentage coverage of the Sun by the Moon at the time of greatest eclipse will be around 44 percent and 24 percent respectively. The duration of eclipse from the beginning up to sunset time will be 1 hr 13 min and 1 hr 19 min for both Delhi and Mumbai respectively. In Chennai and Kolkata, the duration of the eclipse from the beginning up to sunset time will be 31 min and 12 min respectively.”

“Eclipsed Sun should not be viewed with the naked eye, even for a very short time. It will cause permanent damage of the eyes leading to blindness even when the Moon covers most portion of the Sun. Safe technique to observe the solar eclipse is either by using proper filter like aluminized Mylar, black polymer, welding glass of shade number 14 or by making projection of Sun’s image on a white board by telescope,” it added.

India will be able to see the next solar eclipse on August 2, 2027.

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