Partial Solar Eclipse on Oct 25; Next celestial event will be seen in 2032

A partial solar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Moon, and Earth are not exactly aligned and the Sun appears to have a dark shadow on a small part of its surface. There are three phases of a partial solar eclipse, which include a beginning, it reaching a maximum, and an end.

The partial eclipse happens only on a new moon due to the plane of the Moon’s orbital path, as the Sun-Earth plane is not the same as the Earth-Moon plane as they are inclined to each other at an angle of 5.1 degrees. The initial phase of the eclipse includes the moon beginning to move over the Sun’s disk, followed by it reaching a maximum when the maximum part of the Sun’s disk is covered.

The third phase is when the moon starts moving away from the Moon, unblocking the sunlight. The partial solar eclipse last seen in India was in 2007 and makes the October 25th event rare since it will next only be seen in India in 2032. The celestial event will have a maximum duration of 1 hour 45 minutes on Tuesday and will be visible for the longest part in Gujarat’s Dwarka. The eclipse will be visible in New Delhi from 4:29 pm and will reach a maximum at sunset around 5:30 pm during the evening.

 

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