After the magnificent super blood moon phenomenon, the world is set to observe yet another celestial wonder- the annual solar eclipse- on June 10.
This phenomenon occurs when the moon comes in between the sun and earth blocking out the Sun’s rays and casting a shadow on parts of the Earth. This creates a mystical effect making the sun look like a glorious ring of fire.
This year, the phenomenon will be visible to countries like Canada, Greenland, the North Pole, and parts of Russia. Meanwhile, Europe, North America, the Arctic, and parts of Asia will experience a partial solar eclipse.
The solar eclipse would not be visible to most parts of India. Less than 10% of the eclipse will be visible in only a small portion of Jammu and Kashmir.
According to the Deputy Director of Pathani Samanta Planetarium in Bhubaneswar, Subhendu Patnaik Odisha would not be able to witness the solar eclipse this year.
The eclipse will begin at around 1.42 pm IST and peak at 4.11 pm before concluding at 6.41 pm IST.
By Ankita Mohanty