In Kolkata, the partial eclipse will begin at 10.46 am and end at 2.17 pm, from 10.20 am to 1.48 pm in New Delhi, from 10.00 am to 1.27 pm in Mumbai,
Earth will bear witness to an annular solar eclipse on Sunday, 21 June. India will be able to witness this celestial event as well.
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth. When this happens, the moon blocks the light of the sun from reaching the earth. The shadow of the moon is then cast on the earth.
There are three types of solar eclipses.
First, there is a total solar eclipse — which is only visible from a small area on earth. For the phenomenon to occur, the sun, moon and earth must be in a direct line.
Second is the partial solar eclipse when the sun, moon and earth are not exactly lined up.
The solar eclipse of 21 June, however, is an annular eclipse and is the third type. This happens when the moon is farthest from the earth, according to NASA blog. Since the moon is farther away from the earth, it seems smaller and does not block the entire view of the sun. Since the moon is in front of the sun looks like a dark disk on top of a larger disk and appears like a ring of fire.