Next week, Chennai residents can witness a partial solar eclipse.
What’s it about? On the evening of October 25, city residents can see a partial solar eclipse. Experts say it’ll last 30 minutes and be visible closer to the horizon. The previous solar eclipse visible from the state was in 2020. The next one is scheduled to be in 2027.
- In Chennai, the moon will appear to touch the edge of the sun’s visible disk when it is close to the horizon. To have the best view, one must have a clear view of the western horizon.
- The Birla planetarium won’t organise a viewing event as the horizon isn’t visible from there. There’s also the possibility of cloud cover due to the monsoon.
Worldwide viewing: Globally, it’ll begin at 2.29 pm IST and end at 6.32 pm. It’ll be visible in parts of Asia, Western Russia, Kazakhstan, most parts of Europe, northern Africa, and the Middle East.