10 key facts you need to know about Surya Grahan on December 14

Solar Eclipse 2020: 10 Key Facts You Need To Know About Surya Grahan

Solar eclipse 2020: the last Surya Grahan of the year is on December 14

Solar Eclipse or Surya Grahan 2020: The last solar eclipse or Surya Grahan of the year will occur on Monday. The solar eclipse will be visible mainly from South America. This Surya Grahan will be a total eclipse. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon completely blocks the Sun, while a partial eclipse occurs when the Moon covers only part of the Sun. Next year, that is, in 2021, there will be two solar eclipses. The first in the middle of the year, on June 10, and the second on December 4. The solar eclipse in June next year will be annulled.

Solar Eclipse 2020: 10 Key Facts About Surya Grahan

  • Date and Time: The solar eclipse will begin at 7:03 pm (IST) on December 14 and will continue until 12:23 am on December 15. Its peak will be at 9:43 pm.
  • Surya Grahan on Monday will not be visible in India as it will happen late at night.
  • The total solar eclipse will be best visible from parts of Chile and Argentina in South America
  • Sky watchers in Chile and Argentina can witness up to two minutes and ten seconds of darkness during the day as the moon blocks the sun.

Solar eclipse:

  • Southern South America, Southwest Africa and Antarctica will witness a partial solar eclipse
  • The US space agency NASA will provide a live link for people to view the solar eclipse from anywhere in the world.
  • In addition to Sunday’s solar eclipse, there were four penumbral lunar eclipses in 2020
  • In most years, there are two Surya Grahans.
  • The maximum number of solar eclipses in a year was last seen in 1935, according to NASA. Such an event will take place again in 2206
  • Since the Surya Grahan will not be visible in India, the rituals followed by Hindus will not be applicable, according to drikpanchang.com.