21ST JUNE 2020 SOLAR ECLIPSE AND YOGA DAY
This year on 21st June 2020, the world is going to witness solar eclipse on yoga day. 21ST JUNE 2020 is the longest day in the Northern hemisphere.This day is also celebrated as International YOGA DAY. This year 21ST JUNE 2020 will also be remembered for it’s SOLAR ECLIPSE. People around the globe are eagerly waiting to see the biggest annular majestic total solar eclipse. On 23June 2020. Rathyatra https://shapingminds.in/जगन्नाथ-मंदिर-कुछ-रोचक-त/ will also be celebrated.
Today, the first solar eclipse will be gracing the skies. During this SOLAR ECLIPSE, the Sun will appear as a “Ring of Fire.”
GEOGRAPHICAL IMPORTANCE OF 21ST JUNE:
21ST June is also known as summer solstice.
It is the Longest day in the Northern Hemisphere.
On this day the sun reaches it’s Northernmost point.
The earth’s North Pole tilts directly towards the sun at about 23.5°
On this day, sun is directly over the Tropic of cancer (23.5°N)
This tilt of the earth on 21st June makes the longest day in the Northern hemisphere.
This day may vary from 20th June to 22nd June depending upon the calendar events such as Leap year. This year solstice is set to mark on 21st June.
WHAT IS SOLAR ECLIPSE?
Solar eclipse occur when the moon comes between the earth and the sun. The moon blocks the sun’s rays from reaching the earth. It casts its shadow on parts of earth. There are mainly three types of eclipses. They are:
i) Partial solar eclipse: Partial solar eclipse takes place only when moon partially hide the sun and casts only it’s penumbra on earth.
Moon is smaller than both earth and sun.
The Moon’s disk is not big enough to cover the entire disk of sun. Therefore,the sun’s outer edges are visible to form the Ring of Fire.It happens only when the Moon is farthest from the earth. This position of moon is known as Apogee.
iii) Total Solar Eclipse: Total solar eclipse takes place when moon entirely covers sun. It is possible when the Moon is between Sun and earth and the moon’s position is nearest to the earth. This position of moon in Geography is known as Perigee.
21ST JUNE 2020 SOLAR ECLIPSE TIMING:
According to the news and Nehru planetarium, the eclipse will begin at 9;58 a.m.
It will be first visible from Bhuj (Gujarat)
The eclipse will last for approximately 4 hours and will end around 2:29 pm.
The maximum eclipse will take place at 12: 10 pm (IST)
It will be visible from Asia, Africa, Pacific and Indian ocean, Parts of Europe and Australia.
CAN WE EAT DURING SOLAR ECLIPSE:
It is never recommended to eat during any eclipse from ages. Eclipse lead to emission of strong ultra-violet rays which has adverse effect on cooked food. Food is mainly prepared with water which attracts emissions making the food poisonous.
Another reason is, when the moon blocks the sun, the temperature falls rapidly. Sudden increase or decrease in temperature gives birth to many types of insects and bacteria. That is why vibrations are created in the temples by ringing the bell, clapping, enchanting mantras, playing Nagada and by blowing shankh during the dawn and dusk time.