Surya Grahan, also known as a solar eclipse, is a celestial event that occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth, blocking the sun’s rays and casting a shadow on the earth. The next Surya Grahan is set to occur on April 20, 2023. It will be a partial solar eclipse, visible from certain parts of the world.
The partial solar eclipse will begin at 6:53 AM Universal Time (UT) and end at 12:32 PM UT. It will be visible from parts of North America, South America, and Antarctica. The path of the eclipse will start in the Pacific Ocean, pass over the southern tip of South America, and end in Antarctica.
In North America, the partial solar eclipse will be visible from the eastern half of the continent. The best viewing areas will be in the southeast, including parts of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. In South America, the eclipse will be visible from parts of Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay.
It’s important to note that looking directly at the sun during a solar eclipse can cause permanent eye damage or blindness. Special eclipse glasses or filters are required to view the event safely. Regular sunglasses are not sufficient protection.
If you plan to observe the Surya Grahan, it’s important to take precautions to protect your eyes. Only use certified eclipse glasses or filters and make sure they are in good condition. Do not look directly at the sun without proper protection, even during a partial eclipse.
In addition to eclipse glasses or filters, you can also view the eclipse indirectly using a pinhole projector or other projection methods. This involves creating a small hole in a piece of paper or cardboard and projecting the image of the sun onto a surface.
Surya Grahan is a rare and exciting celestial event that offers a unique opportunity to observe the wonders of the universe. With proper precautions and preparation, you can safely observe the partial solar eclipse on April 20, 2023, from select parts of North America, South America, and Antarctica.