One of the rare celestial event of the decade an astronomical phenomenon of Annular Solar Eclipse will occur in India on 26 December 2019. This Eclipse is named as “Annular Solar Eclipse”. Though annularity phase of Eclipse is visible only in few parts of Southern India it visible in Partial Phase all over India. Across the world this Eclipse is visible in the region covering Middle East, North Eastern Africa, Asia except North& Eastern Russia, North and Western Australia, Solomon Island.
Timings across world and Approximate time across India: across the world the Eclipse in Various Phases occurs between 8.00 a.m. IST (2.30 a.m. UTC) to 13.35 p.m. IST (8.05 a.m. UTC). Whereas in India depending on the location of a Person from Central path of the Eclipse its between 8.03 a.m. to 11.43 a.m. Whereas Greatest Eclipse ie. When eclipse at maximum with moon obscuring sun will occur between 9.17 a.m. to 10.13 a.m depending on location of observer India.
North to South – West to East – Approximate Percentage – Eclipse visible time: On 26 Dec when eclipse it at maximum depending on their location from Central path of Eclipse people from Leh to Major parts of Southern India or from Western most part of India Dwaraka to Dibrugarth in the East will notice 33% to 92% of Sun obscured by Moon between 8.03 a.m. to 11.43 a.m.
Appearance Of Sun- Greatest/Maximum Time on 26 Dec – Depending on Location: Between 9.17 am to 10.12 am across India when the eclipse is at maximum for an observer in his location. The Sun will appear like ranging from Crescent to Quarter or half obscured by Moon than its normal shape. Whereas Sun will appear as ring in few places in southern India.
Importance of 26 Dec 2019 – Maximum Obscuration in 10 Years past/future: In the next 10 years (2019-2029) though there are many solar eclipses occur across the world only 4-5 Solar Eclipses (2019,2020,2022,2027, 2028) are visible from India. And 26 Dec comes with maximum Obscuration of Sun for many places in India. The last major eclipse with a similar feel was in 2009 Jul & 2010 Jan. Though next opportunity to observe Solar Eclipse is in June 2020 it is incomparable to 26 Dec 2019 with just 50% obscuration. All in all what one feels on 26 Dec is unforgettable for the next 10 years or to be precise till Year 2031 (61% obscuration).
Timings across world – Hyderabad & Vijayawada Capital Cities & Nellore .: across the world the Eclipse in Various Phases occurs between 8.00 a.m. IST (2.30 a.m. UTC) to 13.35 p.m. IST (8.05 a.m. UTC). Whereas in Hyderabad eclipse begins at 8.10 a.m. and Ends at 11.10 a.m. Wherein Greatest Eclipse ie. When eclipse at maximum with moon obscuring sun will occur between 9.30 a.m. with 74% of Sun obscured by Moon . In Vijayawada Eclipse begins at 8.10 a.m. and Ends at 11.17 a.m. with 73.5% Sun obscured. Whereas in Nellore the Eclipse starts a minute before compared to Vijayawada at 8.09 a.m. and Ends at 11.17 a.m. but with better 81% of Sun covered by Moon compared to any other place in the both Telugu States.
Appearance Of Sun- Greatest/Maximum Time on 26 Dec: At Greatest Eclipse when the eclipse is maximum people in Hyderabad or major part of both Telugu states will witness Sun in crescent form at 9.31 a.m. Greatest Eclipse is time when eclipse is at maximum for an observer in his location.