Surya Grahan occurs 2-5 times a year. The visibility of eclipse or Grahan also depends on the country. Eclipses are sometimes visible in certain countries, continents, or even a part of a country.
Entire India from North to South, east to west will be covered by partial Solar eclipse. In partial solar eclipse, Moon obstructing the sun will be highest in the parts of Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi and Northern parts of Uttar Pradesh.
Visibility and Time of Solar Eclipse in Kolkata
Start Time of Solar Eclipse in Kolkata
Partial Solar eclipse will begin on 21st June, 10:46 AM in Kolkata. From 10:46 AM, the Moon will start touching the Sun’s edge.
Maximum Eclipse of Kolkata
The maximum eclipse or the time at which Moon covers the highest portion of Sun will occur at 12:35 PM in Kolkata. Thereafter, the Moon will slowly start leaving the edges of the Sun. It is at this time when the Moon will cover 65.50% area of the Sun. Kolkata will see, at maximum, 65.50% of the part of Sun covered by the Moon.
End Time of Solar Eclipse in Kolkata
Moon will finally leave the edges of the Sun completely at 02:17 PM in Kolkata. Partial solar eclipse will last for 3 hours and 31 minutes in Kolkata.
Where to watch Kolkata 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 Kolkata city, one can visit here https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/india/Kolkata. The live stream for the animated version of Kolkata city will start at 10:41 AM IST.
Kolkata Weather on Partial Solar Eclipse Day
On 21st June i.e. on partial Solar eclipse day, the weather is forecasted as partly sunny and hot. The weather plays an important part in determining the visibility of the eclipse. Taking into account the data of the past 20 years on 21st June in Kolkata, 94% of the time the weather was cloudy. This year, people from Kolkata will be able to view a clear picture of the eclipse with protective gear.
What Happens on Partial Solar Eclipse?
A partial Solar eclipse is defined as a phenomenon when the Moon comes in between the Sun and the Earth, thus partially blocking the view of Sun. In the year 2020, on June 21st, a partial Solar eclipse will occur in many parts of the world. Unlike a proper Solar eclipse, in partial Solar eclipse the Earth, Moon, and the Sun do not align in a perfectly straight line.
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.