The 2023 Surya Grahan, also known as a solar eclipse, is set to occur on 12th August 2023 in India. This celestial event will be visible across the country, and it is expected to be one of the most significant solar eclipses of the decade. Here’s everything you need to know about the 2023 Surya Grahan.
What is a Surya Grahan?
A Surya Grahan occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, blocking the Sun’s light and casting a shadow on the Earth’s surface. It is a rare celestial event that occurs only a few times a year and can be seen only from certain parts of the world.
Types of Surya Grahan
There are three types of Surya Grahan: total, partial, and annular. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon completely covers the Sun, and the Sun’s corona is visible around the Moon’s edges. A partial solar eclipse occurs when the Moon only partially covers the Sun, and an annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon is too far from the Earth to completely cover the Sun, creating a “ring of fire” effect.
The 2023 Surya Grahan
The 2023 Surya Grahan will be a partial solar eclipse, meaning that the Moon will only partially cover the Sun. The eclipse will begin at 1:32 PM and end at 6:00 PM, with the maximum eclipse occurring at 4:16 PM. The eclipse will be visible from all parts of India, except for the extreme northern regions.
Precautions to Take
It is essential to take certain precautions during a Surya Grahan to protect your eyes from the harmful rays of the Sun. It is not safe to look directly at the Sun, even during a partial eclipse, as it can cause permanent damage to your eyes. The safest way to view the eclipse is through special solar filters or eclipse glasses that are certified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
The 2023 Surya Grahan is a rare celestial event that is expected to be one of the most significant solar eclipses of the decade. While it is an exciting event to witness, it is crucial to take precautions to protect your eyes from the harmful rays of the Sun. So, gear up and prepare yourself to witness this amazing celestial event in 2023!