21 August 2017: Complete Solar Eclipse (Surya Grahan) in India – Timing & Duration

The Total Solar Eclipse 2017 will appear today in India. It will be one of the greatest astrological event, As total solar eclipse will be witnessed for the first time in 99 years. Total Solar Eclipse generally takes place over the open ocean as most of the Earth is covered with water. It clocks every 12 to 18 months in some part of the world.

The Great American Eclipse will move diagonally from Oregon in the northwest to South Carolina in the Southeast, casting a shadow over the whole country. The total solar eclipse will be first eclipse passing over the United States in the 21st century. In 1991 one solar eclipse was visible from the Big Island of Hawaii, now this will be the another total eclipse on American soil after 1991.

Solar Eclipse Timing – 21 August

The total solar Eclipse will start around 10:30 pm in India, though timing will vary depending on the location. US Space agency NASA will have a live video stream from locations across the country on Facebook, twitter, Twitch TV and YouTube page of NASA.. The space agency will capture images before, after and during the event with 3 NASA aircraft, 50 high altitude balloons and 11 spacecraft. The total solar eclipse will not be visible in India, so people must rely on NASA Live stream.

Solar Eclipse (Surya Grahan) takes place when the moon completely covers the sun, but this one is different as this solar eclipse will take place around the entire Unites States and thus, people will actually be able to view this. It is advised that you should never look at sun directly, without proper protection. You can view the solar eclipse of the sun by using some filtering device or opt for indirect viewing where you project an image of the sun on the screen. It is best to view the solar eclipse with the special glasses and protect the eyes from harmful rays of the sun.

21 August Solar Eclipse Duration

As per NASA research, the moon completely blocks the sun from any given location, for a maximum time period of 2 minutes and 40 seconds. NASA has notified that total eclipse will end near South Carolina at 2:48 pm EDT which is 12:18 am in India. The next solar eclipse will take place in 2019 in Chile, South Pacific, and Argentina. The United States will see next total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.  In India, there is a high chance of seeing the solar eclipse on June 21, 2020.

Source: The Indian Express


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