Surya Grahan, also known as a solar eclipse, is a celestial event that occurs when the moon passes between the sun and earth, casting a shadow on earth’s surface. The upcoming solar eclipse is set to occur on October 25, 2023, and is expected to be visible in parts of Asia, including India.
The solar eclipse is a rare event that has been recorded throughout human history. In ancient times, people believed that a solar eclipse was a sign of impending doom and that it was caused by a dragon or other mythical creature devouring the sun. Today, we know that a solar eclipse occurs due to the alignment of the moon, sun, and earth, and that it is a natural event that occurs periodically.
The upcoming solar eclipse will be a partial eclipse, meaning that only a portion of the sun’s disk will be covered by the moon. The eclipse will be visible in parts of India, including the northern states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and parts of Rajasthan and Haryana. The eclipse will also be visible in parts of China, Japan, and other parts of Asia.
The duration of the eclipse will vary depending on the location. In India, the eclipse will begin at around 10:30 am and end at around 2:00 pm, with the maximum eclipse occurring at around 12:00 pm. During the maximum eclipse, up to 40% of the sun’s disk will be covered by the moon.
It is important to take precautions during a solar eclipse as looking directly at the sun can cause permanent damage to the eyes. Experts recommend using special solar filters or viewing the eclipse indirectly using pinhole projection or other methods.
In Indian mythology, a solar eclipse is considered an inauspicious time, and people are advised to avoid any major activities during the eclipse. Many people also observe fasts and perform religious rituals during the eclipse to ward off evil spirits and negative energy.
While the upcoming solar eclipse is not a total eclipse, it is still a rare and exciting celestial event that offers a glimpse into the wonders of the universe. With proper precautions and respect for its significance in Indian culture, the Surya Grahan of 2023 promises to be an unforgettable experience for those lucky enough to witness it.