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Surya Grahan in June 2020 in India – Surya Grahan Time – Ring Of Fire Solar Eclipse on June 21

A Surya Grahan, Annular Solar Eclipse famous for ring of fire, will take place on June 21, 2020. It is visible in India at noon time and is known as Annular Eclipse - for less than a minute. The greatest eclipse will be taking place at Uttarakhand in India. The Surya Grahan will be taking place as per India time between 10:20 AM to 1:48 PM on June 21.

Please note that the eclipse is visible in India during noon time and there will be time difference to 10 to 20 minutes in various place in India.

According to NASA, the Surya Grahan is an annular solar eclipse and is visible in Africa, West Asia, India and Southeast Asia.

Surya Grahan June 2020 India Time

  • Time East India is from 10:46 AM to 2:17 PM. Maximum eclipse is at 12:35 PM.
  • Time South India is from 10:22 AM to 1:41 PM. Maximum eclipse is at 11:59 AM.
  • Time North India is from 10:20 AM to 1:48 PM. Maximum eclipse is at 12:01 PM.
  • Time West  India is from 10:01 AM to 1:28 PM. Maximum eclipse is at 11:37 AM.
Detail time of each state in India can be found here.

Ring Of Fire During Annular Eclipse

In India, the path of the annular solar eclipse will start near Gharsana in Rajasthan around 10:12 AM and the phase of annularity will begin around 11:49 AM and end at 11:50 AM.

The ring of fire will be visible only for less than a minute.

The ring of fire will be visible for that one minute from places such as Suratgarh and Anupgarh in Rajasthan, Sirsa, Ratia and Kurukshetra in Haryana, and Dehradun, Chamba, Chamoli and Joshimath in Uttarakhand. 

Note - Pregnant women need not worry about the eclipse. No need of any tension. It is just another normal day. Don't believe in all hearsay and superstitions. If you still have doubts and lack of confidence then just stay at home on the day.

The following map shows the detail view of the Surya Grahan on June 21, 2020 around the world:

Surya Grahan Rituals and Fasting in Hinduism
If you follow any rituals and observe fasting during this Grahan, then it should be followed.

Hindu Temples will remain closed during morning hours on the day.

It is considered highly auspicious to take holy dip on the day in rivers, seas and other sacred water bodies.

Usually during a Surya Grahan, a fast (Upvaas) is observed by certain communities in Hindu religion. The fast begins about 9 hours before the beginning of Surya Grahan.

People also take a bath in cold water and chant mantras dedicated to Lord Vishnu or Shiva like the Ashtakshara Mantra or Mrityunjaya Mantra. This is done whenever Surya and Chandra are under the influence of Rahu. Pregnant women chant the Santana Gopala Mantra.

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