The year 2023 is going to witness one of the most anticipated astronomical events – Surya Grahan also known as Solar Eclipse. This natural phenomenon occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, blocking out the Sun’s rays and casting a shadow on the Earth’s surface. The Surya Grahan 2023 is going to be a total solar eclipse, which is a rare event that occurs only once in a few years.
The Surya Grahan 2023 is scheduled to occur on 25th April 2023, and it will be visible from some parts of the world. The eclipse will start at around 10:44 AM (IST) and will end at 04:10 PM (IST), with the maximum eclipse occurring at 01:27 PM (IST). The duration of the eclipse will be around 6 hours and 26 minutes.
The path of the total solar eclipse will pass through the Pacific Ocean, the southern tip of Chile and Argentina, and the southern Atlantic Ocean. However, some parts of South America, including Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia, will be able to witness a partial solar eclipse.
In India, the Surya Grahan 2023 will not be visible as it will occur during the night time. However, people can still watch the live streaming of the eclipse on various platforms. NASA’s website and YouTube channel will be streaming the live coverage of the Surya Grahan 2023.
It is essential to note that watching the solar eclipse directly with the naked eye can be dangerous as it can cause permanent damage to the eyes. It is recommended to use special glasses or filters designed for solar viewing to observe the eclipse safely.
The Surya Grahan 2023 is not only a significant astronomical event but also holds cultural and religious significance in many parts of the world. In Hindu mythology, a solar eclipse is believed to be an inauspicious event, and people perform various rituals to ward off any negative energy. In some cultures, it is believed to be a time of spiritual awakening and transformation.
In conclusion, the Surya Grahan 2023 is a rare natural phenomenon that is worth marking on your calendars. While it may not be visible from India, you can still watch the live streaming of the eclipse and witness the beauty of the universe. Remember to observe the eclipse safely, and enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime event.