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India: Solar eclipse darkens New Delhi on summer solstice01:43

India: Solar eclipse darkens New Delhi on summer solstice

India, New Delhi
June 21, 2020 at 13:23 GMT -00:00 · Published

An annular solar eclipse darkened New Delhi on the summer solstice with the Sun partially blocked from view by the Moon on Sunday.

The phenomenon in which the moon passes in front of the sun, blocking it out partially, began at 10:19 local time (04:49 GMT), reached its peak at 12:01 (06:31 GMT) and ended at 13:48 (08:18 GMT).

The annular eclipse, known as a 'ring of fire' because of the bright ring of sunlight it draws around the Moon, was visible from parts of Africa and Asia, including the Central African Republic, Congo, Ethiopia, southern Pakistan, northern India, and China.

India: Solar eclipse darkens New Delhi on summer solstice01:43
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An annular solar eclipse darkened New Delhi on the summer solstice with the Sun partially blocked from view by the Moon on Sunday.

The phenomenon in which the moon passes in front of the sun, blocking it out partially, began at 10:19 local time (04:49 GMT), reached its peak at 12:01 (06:31 GMT) and ended at 13:48 (08:18 GMT).

The annular eclipse, known as a 'ring of fire' because of the bright ring of sunlight it draws around the Moon, was visible from parts of Africa and Asia, including the Central African Republic, Congo, Ethiopia, southern Pakistan, northern India, and China.

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