India to observe solar eclipse soon but not on April 8

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India to witness annular solar eclipse in 2031. — Newsweek via Press Trust of India
India to witness annular solar eclipse in 2031. — Newsweek via Press Trust of India

People in some parts of the United States will be lucky enough to witness this year's total solar eclipse on April 8th but people in many other parts of the world will not be able to witness it including in India.

According to India Today, the rare celestial event will not be visible in India this year. However, people in the country may witness the daytime sun go dark in 2031.

The annular solar eclipse on May 21, 2031 will be a "ring of fire" eclipse, which will be visible in several cities across India.

This solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun. However, in this case, the moon appears smaller than sun.

The moon covers the center of the giant star, creating a ring of light around itself, displaying the dark silhouette of the moon. This view is why this type of solar eclipse is known as the "ring of fire".

Which cities in India will witness solar eclipse?

The Indian states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu will be fortunate enough to witness the annular solar eclipse, offering a front-row seat to the celestial performance.

The solar eclipse of 2031 will approximately cover 28.87% of the sun and can be witnessed with the help of solar eclipse glasses.