Surat, July 21 (ANI): A seminar on solar eclipse was held here on Monday as the country prepares to witness a total solar eclipse on July 22, the last of the kind to be visible in the country for the next 105 years.
In India, Surat, Vadodra, Indore, Bhopal, Varanasi and Patna are ideal locations for good views of the total solar eclipse
A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon moves between the sun and the earth, blocking out the sun from the areas in the moon's shadow.
Without the sun's light, the sky darkens enough for stars to be seen and the corona makes a spectacular halo around the moon.
"We should keep in mind that we should not view partial eclipse with naked eyes. If we view the partial eclipse directly, ultra-violet rays will directly enter our eyes and that can damage our eyes. We should also not view total eclipse with naked eyes. If we keep watching total eclipse continuously for three minutes with our naked eyes, there is a big possibility that our eyes might get damaged," said Hariom Vatsa, a scientist.
The total duration of eclipse will be six minutes thirty-nine seconds, visible over the Pacific Ocean.
People for ages have been considering eclipses especially solar eclipses as bad omen. (ANI)