Solar Eclipse of December 2019 in India Date, Time and Place: Names of Cities and Countries Where Surya Grahan or Partial Eclipse Will Be Visible
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The annular solar eclipse will grace the skies on December 26 this year. The sun will have a rim of fiery orange light on Thursday. The solar eclipse 2019 will be visible in some parts of India as the Moon covers the Sun's centre leaving the sun with a ring of fire. In India, the annular phase will be visible in the morning after sunrise. Surya Grahan will be visible in various other cities in India and countries too. As we await the celestial occurence, check out Solar Eclipse 2019 date, time along with cities and countries it will be visible. Solar Eclipse of December 26, 2019 in India: List of Myths and Superstitions People From Around the World Believe in About Surya Grahan.

Solar Eclipse 2019 in India Date, Time and Place

The solar eclipse will be visible only in the southern states of India such as Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Surya Grahan is set to occur after sunrise from 9 am to 12.29 pm.  The rest of India will only see a partial solar eclipse, a spectacular one. Bengaluru will witness the best views, with the maximum obscuration of the sun by the moon. The IT city will see about 90%, followed by 85% in Chennai, 79% in Mumbai, 70% in Port Blair and 45% in Delhi. The eclipse will also be visible from other parts of Asia. It will also be seen from Malaysia, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, UAE and Borneo.

The solar eclipse occurs on a new moon day when the moon passes between the earth and the sun and all three align together. It happens when the moon, due to its distance from the sun cannot cover the entire sun during this passage. Hence the sun's edges look like a halo of fire, or annulus, around the moon.

Eclipses occur every year but annular solar eclipses are rare. The next annual solar eclipse will be visible from India on June 21, 2020. It will be an annular solar eclipse. The Kerala State Science and Technology Museum (KSSTM) has made arrangements in four locations across the state for the public to view the December 26 solar eclipse safely.