Why will the solar eclipse not be visible in India today? How long do we have to wait, understand science

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Solar eclipse time: An amazing and unique sight is going to be seen in space today i.e. on Monday. Yes, the first solar eclipse of the year is going to take place on Monday. This solar eclipse is also special because it is a total solar eclipse, in which the sky will remain dark for a few minutes. People in many parts of the world including America will witness the total solar eclipse today, but it is unfortunate that this rare astronomical sight will not be seen in India.

In fact, the total solar eclipse on Monday, which will make the Sun dark during the day, will not be visible in India and the Indian subcontinent because this area lies outside the path of totality. Let us tell you that the place where the shadow hits the Earth during a total eclipse is called the path of totality. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon is located exactly between the Sun and the Earth, causing the shadow of the Moon to fall on the Earth. People of India can see this astronomical event only through NASA live stream.

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Total solar eclipse will be visible in America
Crores of people will witness this astronomical event today, i.e. a total solar eclipse. It is expected that 31.6 million people will see this astronomical event, which will begin at 11.57 pm on Monday in the US state of Texas and end at 1.05 am on Tuesday in Maine (US city). The solar eclipse will be visible in many other US states including Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont and New Hampshire.

Where else will the solar eclipse be visible
Apart from this, the US cities that fall in the direct path of the celestial event include Columbus, Cleveland, Toledo, Indianapolis, Buffalo, Rochester and Little Rock. However, the total solar eclipse will also be visible in some parts of Mexico and Canada. But people in India will not be able to see this rare astronomical event. The reason for this is that this time India is outside the path of totality of the Sun.

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When will the people of India get to see it?
People in India will have to wait till May 21, 2031 to see the ‘Ring of Fire’ solar eclipse, which will be visible in many cities across the country, especially in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. When the solar eclipse of 2031 occurs, the Moon will cover about 28.87 percent of the Sun while passing between the Earth and the Sun. At that time, the Moon will cover the center of the Sun and leave its outer edges visible, making the Surya Graham look like a ring of fire.

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