Solar eclipse 2020 witnessed across India


New Delhi: India on Sunday witnessed annual solar eclipse or ‘Surya Grahan’ 2020, the third eclipse event for this year.

The first two lunar eclipses took place in January and June.

The solar eclipse started from around 9 a.m. across the Indian map as the Sun, the Moon, and the Earth came in a straight line.

Areas like Hyderabad, Chennai, Bhubaneshwar, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Delhi, Patna, Shillong and more witnessed a partial phase of the annular solar eclipse from 9 a.m.

The eclipse will remain in effect in Odisha from 10:15 AM till 2:20 PM.

“In Odisha, the eclipse will be around 60% to 72%. In Sundergarh, there will be 72% eclipse while the state capital, Bhubaneswar will witness about 65 per cent eclipse,” informed Suvendu Pattnaik, Deputy Director of Pathani Samanta Planetarium in Bhubaneswar.

Pattnaik advised people not to witness the event with bare eyes

According to astrologers, it a fourth super rare hybrid eclipse which is a mix between an annular and total solar eclipse.