Solar Eclipses 2021: Two Astronomical Events to Take Place
Solar eclipses of the coming year 2021 will occur on 10 June while the last will occur on 4 December 2021.
Solar eclipses are natural phenomena that result from the Sun’s light, not reaching the Earth. This typically happens due to the Moon coming between the path of the Sun and the Earth.
Our natural satellite casts a shadow onto our planet during a solar eclipse. Depending upon the light that gets blocked, there are various kinds of solar eclipses. When the Earth and the Moon are in a direct line, only a tiny part of the world will be able to see the sunlight and the whole sky turns dark although it is daytime.
When the Sun, the Earth and the Moon are not precisely lined up, it is a partial solar eclipse. Therefore, the Sun appears to have a dark shadow on only a tiny part of its surface. The last that occurs is the annular solar eclipse in which the Moon is farthest from Earth. A ring of light is created around the Moon instead of blocking the Sun’s light.
In the year 2021, we are going to see two solar eclipses. Here are the dates, timings and other details about the events:
First Solar Eclipse of 2021
The first Surya Grahan of next year will take place on 10 June. According to Time and Date.com, this will be an Annular Solar Eclipse. In India, the solar eclipse will take place from 1.42 pm to 6.41 pm IST. This one will be visible from much of Europe and Asia. Also, countries along with the North and West Africa, parts of North America, the Atlantic ocean, and the Arctic will spot the eclipse.
Second and Last Solar Eclipse of 2021
The last Surya Grahan will take place on 4 December in 2021. According to Time and Date.com, this will be a total solar eclipse but only visible from Antarctica. In India, the eclipse will be visible between 10.59 am, and 03.07 am IST.
Parts of southern Africa, including South Africa and Namibia locations, will see a partial solar eclipse too, only if the weather is favourable. South in Australia, South in Africa, South in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, and Antarctica also have the chance to catch at least a partial eclipse.
In 2020, the last solar eclipse took place on 14 December. But it was not visible from India.