India date, time, importance, visibility details and everything you need to know

The 2020 solar eclipse or the latest Surya Grahan may not be visible in India, but people are hoping to see it live on NASA’s web link.

A solar eclipse usually occurs when a part of the Earth is enveloped in a shadow cast by the Moon that totally or partially blocks sunlight. This happens when the Sun, Moon, and Earth are aligned. Such an alignment coincides with a new moon indicating that the Moon is closer to the plane of the ecliptic.

An eclipse is a natural phenomenon. However, in some ancient and modern cultures, solar eclipses were attributed to supernatural causes or considered bad omens. A total solar eclipse can scare people unaware of its astronomical explanation, since the Sun seems to disappear during the day and the sky darkens in a matter of minutes.

Date and time of the solar eclipse
The last solar eclipse of the year will occur on December 14.

The 2020 solar eclipse will begin at 07:03 pm and conclude at 12:23 pm The last solar eclipse will last only about five hours.


Only 2 to 5 solar eclipses occur each year, and the significant thing here is that each one is visible only in a limited area, for a limited time. Most calendar years have only 2 solar eclipses. And, the maximum number of solar eclipses that can occur in the same year is 5, but this is a very rare scenario.

India Visibility Details

This news may disappoint you, but Saturday’s solar eclipse will not be visible in India and if you want to see it yet, you can watch it live on the internet.

Everything you need to know about it

This year, the show will be visible in few cities in Chile and Argentina such as Temuco, Villarrica, Sierra Colorada. The partial eclipse would be visible from the Pacific Ocean, Antarctica and the southern part of South America.