The last solar eclipse (Surya Grahan) of the decade finally appeared on Thursday morning in several parts of the world, including India. Today's solar eclipse is called as an annular solar eclipse, in which the moon will block Sun's light partially, and therefore, the Sun will look like a ring (annulus) of fire. The 'surya grahan' will be majorly visible in South Indian states like Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala.
Kalpetta in Wayanad (Kerala) has been identified as the most ideal location to witness the solar eclipse in its full glory today. The solar eclipse has already started in several parts of India, like Odisha, Mumbai and Chennai. The eclipse will last for around six hours, ending shortly after 1:30 pm.
Here are some of the visuals of solar eclipse:
Solar eclipse witnessed in Chennai
Tamil Nadu: Solar eclipse witnessed in Chennai pic.twitter.com/7cDz6NSgmc— ANI (@ANI) December 26, 2019
Solar eclipse witnessed in Ahmedabad.
Gujarat: Solar eclipse witnessed in Ahmedabad. pic.twitter.com/EpUqIDWOpD— ANI (@ANI) December 26, 2019
Solar eclipse begins; latest visuals from Kochi.
Kerala: Solar eclipse begins; latest visuals from Kochi. pic.twitter.com/qdt0O52ZiX— ANI (@ANI) December 26, 2019
Solar eclipse begins; latest visuals from Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Odisha: Solar eclipse begins; latest visuals from Bhubaneswar. pic.twitter.com/iWtol26BlA— ANI (@ANI) December 26, 2019
Solar eclipse begins; latest visuals from Bengaluru
#Solareclipse began over #Karnataka with the moon covering the sun gradually though a cloudy sky blocked its clear visibility in #Bengaluru, an official said on Thursday.#solareclipse2019#SOLAR— IANS Tweets (@ians_india) December 26, 2019
Photo: IANS (File) pic.twitter.com/REWY5Kb1kF
Solar eclipse in Dubai
Temples across India, including Birla Mandir and Sabarimala temple has been closed today on account of solar eclipse.
Delhi: Portals of Birla Mandir closed, ahead of solar eclipse today. pic.twitter.com/rtvpfYOTA1— ANI (@ANI) December 26, 2019
How to watch Solar Eclipse 2019 Live in India:
Use proper solar filters with certified appropriate optical density against radiation in front of optical devices. Aluminised mylar films of approved thickness and transmittivity coated with black polymer can be attached on eye glasses for direct viewing of the eclipse. Also, welders glass number 14 can be used as solar filter. Another option is to use a pinhole camera or a telescopic projection on a suitable surface.
Precaution for watching solar eclipse:
One should not look at the Sun directly for even a little period without proper protection. Even when 99 per cent of the surface of the Sun is covered by the moon during partial eclipse, the remaining light is still intense enough to damage the eye.