A partial Solar eclipse will be visible in parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, the Indian Ocean, and Australia. In India, Pakistan, U.A.E., Saudi Arabia, Yemen, China, Taiwan, and Nepal, more than 90% Sun will be covered by the Moon in some parts.
In this Solar eclipse in India, east to west, north to south, the entire country will see a partial coverage of the Sun by the Moon. As seen from the map, Northern parts of India will see a maximum coverage of Sun by the Moon.
Visibility, Timing of Solar Eclipse in Chennai
Start time of Solar Eclipse in Chennai
A partial Solar eclipse will begin on 21st June,10:22 AM in Chennai. From 10:22 AM, the Moon will start touching the Sun’s edge.
Maximum Eclipse or Highest Coverage by Moon in Chennai
The maximum eclipse or the time at which Moon covers the highest portion of Sun will occur at 11.59 AM in Chennai. Thereafter, the Moon will slowly start leaving the edges of the Sun. It is at this time when the Moon will cover 34.23% part of the Sun. Chennai will see, at maximum, 34.23% of the part of Sun covered by the Moon.
End Time of Partial Solar Eclipse Chennai
Moon will finally leave the edges of the Sun completely at 01:41 PM in Chennai. Partial solar eclipse will last for 3 hours and 19 minutes in Chennai.
Chennai’s Weather on partial Solar eclipse day
On 21st June i.e. on partial Solar eclipse day, the weather forecast of Chennai city is forecasted as extremely hot. This year, the people of Chennai would see the partial Solar eclipse clearly with protective gear. The weather plays an important part in determining the visibility of the eclipse. On 21st June in Chennai, 81% of the time the weather was cloudy, if the data is taken into account for the past 20 years.
Where to watch Chennai June 2020 Solar Eclipse live?
One can watch the live stream of partial Solar eclipse at https://www.timeanddate.com/live/eclipse-solar-2020-june-21. To watch the live animated version of the Solar eclipse of Chennai city, one can visit here https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/india/Chennai.
The live stream for the animated version of Chennai city will start at 10:17 AM IST. The live animated view will show a real-time version of how Moon will cover the Sun when seen from Chennai.
What Happens on Partial Solar Eclipse?
In a partial Solar eclipse, the Moon comes in between the Sun and the Earth. It causes a partial blockage of the view of Sun. Hence it is known as partial Solar eclipse. Unlike a proper Solar eclipse, in partial Solar eclipse the Earth, Moon, and the Sun do not align in a perfectly straight line. In the year 2020, on June 21st, a partial Solar eclipse will occur in many parts of the world.
In India, Dehradun will witness the highest blockage by Moon on the Sun at 98.96% coverage. Whereas in the Nicobar Islands the coverage will be lowest at 15%.
What is Solar eclipse?
Solar Eclipse or popularly known as Surya Grahan is an occurrence that happens when the moon completely covers the Sun’s disk completely. Solar eclipse occurs when Sun, Moon, and the earth are perfectly aligned in a straight line such that the moon completely blocks Sun’s view from Earth for a couple of minutes.