Surya Grahan, also known as a solar eclipse, is a rare astronomical event that occurs when the moon comes in between the sun and earth, casting a shadow on the earth’s surface. On April 20, 2023, a total solar eclipse will occur in Pakistan, creating a spectacular celestial show that is not to be missed. Here’s everything you need to know about this upcoming event.
What is a Total Solar Eclipse?
A total solar eclipse 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. During a total solar eclipse, the moon completely blocks the sun, creating a dark area in the sky known as the umbra. This is the only time when it’s safe to look directly at the sun without eye protection.
When Will the Total Solar Eclipse Occur in Pakistan?
The total solar eclipse will occur on April 20, 2023, and will be visible in parts of Pakistan, including Karachi, Hyderabad, and other southern cities. The eclipse will begin at around 11:20 am local time and will end at around 2:30 pm local time.
Where Can You See the Total Solar Eclipse in Pakistan?
The best places to see the total solar eclipse in Pakistan are in the southern parts of the country, including Karachi, Hyderabad, and other cities in Sindh province. The eclipse will be visible for about 3 minutes in these areas, providing a once-in-a-lifetime experience for sky gazers.
How to Safely Watch the Total Solar Eclipse?
Watching a solar eclipse can be dangerous if proper precautions are not taken. Looking directly at the sun can cause permanent eye damage, including blindness. It’s essential to use appropriate eye protection, such as solar eclipse glasses or special eclipse filters for telescopes and cameras. It’s also recommended to watch the eclipse through a pinhole projector or a solar filter on a camera lens.
The total solar eclipse in Pakistan in 2023 is a rare and exciting event that provides an opportunity for sky gazers to witness a spectacular celestial show. It’s essential to take proper precautions and use appropriate eye protection when watching the eclipse to avoid any permanent eye damage. So mark your calendars and get ready to experience an unforgettable event in April 2023.