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Solar Eclipse 2019: Read Surya Grahan India Timings & Precautions to be taken during Eclipse

Solar Eclipse or Surya Grahan 2019 will be visible today, i.e. on 2 July across parts of South America and the South Pacific. Solar eclipse 2019 may not be visible or seen in India. However, maximum coverage during the eclipse is expected to occur in the South Pacific, around 1,080 km north of Easter Island.

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Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse or Surya Grahan 2019 will be visible today, i.e. on 2 July across parts of South America and the South Pacific. Solar eclipse 2019 may not be visible or seen in India. However, maximum coverage during the eclipse is expected to occur in the South Pacific, around 1,080 km north of Easter Island.  

When does a Solar Eclipse occur? 

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon comes between the Sun and the Earth, such that the visible disk of Sun is covered by the Moon.  

This time, Solar Eclipse July 2019 will occur at night time in India and hence, it will not be visible here but one can watch a live broadcasting online. It will be the only total solar eclipse of 2019 and the next one will occur on 14 December 2020.   

When will solar eclipse 2019 be visible in India? 

The partial solar eclipse is expected to start in India time at 10.25 pm IST and the total solar eclipse will start at 11:54 pm IST. Skywatchers will be able to see the solar eclipse 2019 in parts of Chile and Argentina. 

What precautions must be taken during solar eclipse? 

  1. Though, one can look at the solar eclipse but NOT with naked eye. You should use glasses with industrial grade UV filter to cut out harmful rays.

  2. During eclipse the light reduces & pupils dilate allowing more harmful rays to enter the eye in short time which can cause burn or damage to the most critical part of retina the macula. It is called Solar or Photic Maculopathy. Once it is damaged there's no cure & vision becomes affected permanently.

  3. Also, in many communities in India, it is believed that one must refrain from eating and drinking during a solar eclipse. As, the magnetic field and ultraviolet rays are quite intense during the eclipse. 

  4. According to yogic practice, one must decrease food intake as sun sets and in the absence of light one must avoid food. Hence, it’s better to eat before the eclipse happens, but it causes no harm and is largely a myth.

Krishi Jagran does not claim responsibility for this information. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for further information.  

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