New Delhi, October 25
Astronomy enthusiasts turned their gaze to the sun as the moon began to cover the solar disk as a partial solar eclipse began on Tuesday.
The partial solar eclipse is observed in several parts of the country, with Srinagar witnessing the maximum obscuration of the solar disk at 55%.
The first contact, where the moon begins to cover the solar disk, occurred at 4:29 p.m. in Delhi, where the moon was expected to cover 43% of the solar disk.
Since the eclipse takes place in the evening, the end of the celestial phenomenon will not be visible because it would take place after sunset.
“A solar eclipse occurs on a new moon day when the Moon is between the Earth and the Sun and when the three objects are aligned. A partial solar eclipse will occur when the lunar disk partially covers the solar disk,” researchers said. responsible.
Government officials have warned that the eclipsed sun should not be seen with the naked eye, even for a very short time, as it could cause permanent eye damage leading to blindness.
A safe technique for viewing the solar eclipse is either to use a suitable filter such as aluminized Mylar, black polymer, number 14 shade welding glass, or to project the image of the sun onto a whiteboard by a telescope.