Solar Eclipse 2022: Indian cities that will witness Surya Grahan, here's how to watch, sutak time and more
A partial solar eclipse or Surya Grahan will be visible today, October 25 in some parts of the world, including several regions of Europe, the North Atlantic Ocean, the North Indian Ocean, north-eastern parts of Africa, the Middle East, and western Asia. some parts of India will also witness Surya Grahan.
The partial solar eclipse will occur in three phases: the beginning, the maximum point, and the end. The maximal phase of the partial eclipse will be recorded on the West Siberian Plain in Russia near Nizhnevartovsk.
Surya Grahan in India
In India, the Solar Eclipse will be visible at 4:29 pm and will end with the sunset at 5:42 pm. The maximum eclipse time will be at 5:30 pm. The solar eclipse will last for 1 hour and 13 minutes. It will be visible for the longest time in Gujarat’s Dwarka and for the shortest time in West Bengal’s Kolkata for only 12 minutes.
Solar Eclipse Time In Delhi: 4.29 pm
Solar Eclipse Time In Mumbai – 4.49 pm
Solar Eclipse Time In Bangalore – 5.12 pm
Solar Eclipse Time In Kolkata – 4.52 pm
Solar Eclipse Time In Chennai – 5.14 pm
Solar Eclipse Time In Bhopal – 4.42 pm
Solar Eclipse Time In Hyderabad – 4.59 pm
Solar Eclipse Time In Kanyakumari – 5.32 pm
Solar Eclipse Time In Lucknow: 4.36 pm
Surya Grahan: Sutak Kaal
The Sutak Kaal time or period starts generally 12 hours before the Eclipse or Grahan. According to Drik Panchang, the Sutak Kaal will start at 3:16 am and will continue till 5:42 pm. As per Hindu beliefs, Sutak is considered an inauspicious time before the Surya Grahan.
Surya Grahan: How to watch in India
People should use special eye protection or indirect viewing techniques and avoid looking directly at the solar eclipse with their naked eyes. The high-density light from the sun’s photosphere can permanently harm one’s retinas while viewing a solar eclipse up close.
One of the safest ways to view the solar eclipse is through indirect projection, although you can also use a telescope, pinhole camera, or camera display. The process may result in some damage to the camera display.