New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: The world will witness another cosmic phenomenon of Solar Eclipse on June 21, 2020. This will be the first solar eclipse of the year 2020. During this year, two Lunar Eclipses have take place, one in January and other earlier in this month on June 5.

The Solar Eclipse taking place on June 21, will be an annular eclipse which will take place for over 6 hours. During the annular solar eclipse the Moon is farthest from the Earth and comes in between the Sun and the Earth. Since the Moon the farther, it looks like a dark disc on top of another bright disk, which appears like a ring of fire.

The annular solar eclipse of June 21, will be visible in India also. Along with Indian territory the eclipse will also be visible in Africa including the Central African Republic, Congo, Ethiopia, Pakistan, and China.

According to the Ministry of Science and Technology, people living in Anupgarh, Suratgarh, Sirsa, Jakhal, Kurukshetra, Yamunanagar, Dehradun, Tapowan & Joshimath will be able to see the annular phase of the Solar Eclipse 2020, while people in rest of India can witness a partial eclipse. 

According to, the Annular Solar Eclipse will start at 9.15 am on June 21. The The Solar Eclipse will reach its maximum extent at 12:10 pm, and will end at around 3:04 pm. The duration will be of approximately six hours.

Timeline of Solar Eclipse on June 21:

First location to see the partial eclipse begin - 09:15:58

First location to see the full eclipse begin - 10:17:45

Maximum Eclipse - 12:10:04


Last location to see the full eclipse end - 14:02:17

Last location to see the partial eclipse end - 15:04:01

Dos and don’ts during Solar Eclipse:

In India, the Solar Eclipse is also known as Surya Grahan. People often term the Chandra Grahan as auspicious and non auspicious phenomenon.


People prefer to stay indoors during the time solar eclipse is observed.

It is also advised not to consume any food items during the time of eclipse.

Darbha grass or Tulsi leaves are mostly put in eatables and water to prevent the inauspicious effects of solar eclipse.  

People also take bath and change clothes after the solar eclipse is over


Many refrain from drinking water during the time period of eclipse.

Also, the preparation of food or eating is prohibited during the Grahan.

People also refrain from starting any auspicious task is avoided by many as well.

Pregnant women are asked to stay indoors and chant the Santana Gopala Mantra.

Posted By: Talib Khan