The skies will be graced by a rare celestial event on February 6, 2023, as a Surya Grahan or solar eclipse will occur. This phenomenon occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth, blocking the sun’s rays and casting a shadow on the earth. This eclipse will be visible from most parts of the world, including India, where it will be a partial eclipse.
Surya Grahan is considered an important event in Hindu mythology and is associated with various beliefs and rituals. It is believed that during a solar eclipse, the sun and the moon come together, and the negative energy prevailing in the environment is multiplied. Therefore, people are advised to take certain precautions during the eclipse, such as not eating anything during the eclipse and taking a bath after it is over.
Apart from the religious significance, Surya Grahan is also a fascinating astronomical event that attracts a lot of attention from astronomers and sky gazers. During the eclipse, the sun’s corona, the outermost layer of its atmosphere, is visible to the naked eye. This is an excellent opportunity for scientists to study the sun’s corona, which is usually obscured by the sun’s bright light.
The 2023 Surya Grahan will be a partial eclipse, which means that only a part of the sun’s disc will be obscured by the moon. The eclipse will start at around 1:32 pm and end at 5:02 pm (Indian Standard Time). The maximum eclipse will occur at around 3:16 pm, when about 39% of the sun’s disc will be covered by the moon.
To view the eclipse, one should take certain precautions to protect their eyes. Looking directly at the sun during an eclipse can cause permanent eye damage. Therefore, one should use special eclipse glasses, solar filters, or pinhole cameras to view the eclipse safely.
In conclusion, the 2023 Surya Grahan is a rare astronomical event that should not be missed. It is a fascinating phenomenon that has religious, cultural, and scientific significance. So, mark your calendars for February 6, 2023, and witness this spectacular event in the sky. Remember to take precautions and view the eclipse safely.