The final solar eclipse of the year was seen from various locations throughout the world, including India. Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, and Mathura are some of the few cities that witnessed the phenomenon beginning in the late afternoon.
A partial solar eclipse was anticipated today, thus a number of temples were closed, including Kedarnath and Badrinath. A puja would be held in the evening following the eclipse, according to the Shri Kedarnath-Badrinath temple committee. According to committee president Ajendra Ajay, the temple doors would be opened following the eclipse period.
Due to the eclipse, temples in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, were closed too. It’s also anticipated that a number of significant Telangana temples were shuttered. After conducting ceremonies, the Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple in Yadagirigutta will now open on Wednesday morning, according to the officials.
The reason of the eclipse, according to astronomer Debi Prasad Duari, is a phenomena that occurs when the Sun, Moon, and Earth nearly line up during a new moon. He goes on to say that in the event of the anticipated partial eclipse on Tuesday, the three will practically be on the same plane, giving the appearance that the moon will partially block the Sun for a while.
The eclipse was reportedly start in Iceland at around 14:29 IST and reach its peak in Russia at 16:30 IST. According to scientists, it will finish over the Arabian Sea at about 18:32 IST.