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Tuesday, 18 June 2024 1.09 AM IST

Partial solar eclipse in India on Tuesday, this state announces public holiday for schools and offices

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NEW DELHI: The last solar eclipse of the year will be visible in various parts of the world on Tuesday. In India, it will be a partial solar eclipse. The best view of the solar eclipse will be from Jalandhar. A partial solar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Moon, and Earth are not exactly aligned and the Sun appears to have a dark shadow on a part of its surface. It goes through three stages-beginning, maximum, and end.

The partial solar eclipse that takes place this evening will last for one hour and 45 minutes in India. The Ministry of Earth Sciences stated that it will be visible in many places in the country. There won't be clear visibility of the phenomenon in Kerala. Kozhikode will see 7.5 percent of the eclipse and Thiruvananthapuram will see 2.7 percent of the eclipse. Meanwhile, 51 percent of the sun will be obscured in Jalandhar. The eclipse will be visible in Kerala at 5.52 pm.


Precaution during eclipse

Although the eclipse will be visible to the naked eye, the sun's rays will be very harmful to the eye. So one should be very careful while viewing the eclipse. The safest way is to use solar filters like eclipse glasses. This helps protect the eyes from damage. It is best to drive with your headlights on during the eclipse.

Public holiday

The Odisha government has declared a public holiday today following the solar eclipse. The government has declared a holiday for government offices, schools, colleges, educational institutions, courts, banks and other financial institutions on Tuesday.

Various places of worship have also put in place timings following the solar eclipse. Venkateswara Temple will remain closed for 12 hours in Tirupati. The temple will be closed from 8:11 am to 7:30 pm.

Meanwhile, today's solar eclipse will be visible in Europe, western Asia, and northeastern parts of Africa.

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