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Partial Solar Eclipse updates: See stunning photos of Surya Grahan from Chennai, Bengaluru, Patna and more

By Anuj Cariappa
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New Delhi, Oct 25: A partial solar eclipse on Tuesday evening enthralled stargazers, who pointed their telescopes towards the sun to watch the celestial tango, while the faithful bathed in lakes and rivers at pilgrimage sites to mark the occasion.

The partial solar eclipse was observed in several parts of the country with Srinagar witnessing the maximum obscuration of the solar disc at 55 per cent. In Delhi 43 per cent of the solar disc was covered by the shadow of the moon, Jammu (52 per cent), Bengaluru (9.9 per cent), Kochi (5.1 per cent).

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8:23 PM, 25 Oct
In southern and central India, the eclipse was observed just before sunset with Nagpur experiencing the eclipse from 4:49 PM to 5:42 PM. In Bengaluru, the eclipse began at 5:12 PM and reached its maximum at 5:49 PM and ended at 5:55 PM.
8:22 PM, 25 Oct
In Telangana, Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple in Yadagirigutta, Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy temple in Vemulawada, Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple in Dharmapuri and Sri Gnana Saraswathi Devi temple in Basar are among those remain closed.
8:22 PM, 25 Oct
According to Hindu beliefs, a bath in the holy tanks at Kurukshetra during a solar eclipse is considered auspicious. Many important temples remained closed.
8:22 PM, 25 Oct
Thousands of devotees in various parts of the country took a holy dip in rivers and lakes. In Haridwar, devotees gathered to offer prayers at Har Ki Pauri ghat on the banks of Ganga. In Haryana, people thronged the Brahma Sarovar, Sannihit Sarovar, Jyotisar Tirtha, Pehowa Tirtha and other sites of the Kurukshetra, the land of Mahabharata.
8:22 PM, 25 Oct
Since the eclipse began in the evening, the ending of the celestial phenomenon was not visible as it took place after sunset. The Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bengaluru, the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Naintal and Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune had set up live streams on YouTube from the sites of their telescopes to view the eclipse.
8:22 PM, 25 Oct
Students from the High School at Hanle in Ladakh had gathered at the Indian Astronomical Observatory located in the region to watch the eclipse, while the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research had thrown open their lawns for public viewing of the celestial phenomenon.
8:22 PM, 25 Oct
The partial solar eclipse was observed in several parts of the country with Srinagar witnessing the maximum obscuration of the solar disc at 55 per cent. In Delhi 43 per cent of the solar disc was covered by the shadow of the moon, Jammu (52 per cent), Bengaluru (9.9 per cent), Kochi (5.1 per cent).
8:21 PM, 25 Oct
Astronomy clubs set up public viewing of the eclipse at several locations across the country and even distributed special eyewear to watch the eclipse. In Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath witnessed the eclipse at the Veer Bahadur Singh planetarium with a telescope and special glasses.
8:21 PM, 25 Oct
Astronomical telescopes at Hanle in Ladakh, Naintal in Uttarakhand and several amateur and professional astronomers watched the eclipse that began at 4:17 p.m as the moon started covering the solar disc.
8:21 PM, 25 Oct
A partial solar eclipse on Tuesday evening enthralled stargazers, who pointed their telescopes towards the sun to watch the celestial tango, while the faithful bathed in lakes and rivers at pilgrimage sites to mark the occasion.
6:58 PM, 25 Oct
When Rahu swallows the Sun
                                                                       
6:46 PM, 25 Oct
The partial solar eclipse is being observed in several parts of the country with Srinagar witnessing the maximum obscuration of the solar disc at 55 per cent.
6:45 PM, 25 Oct
The first contact, where in the moon begins to cover the solar disc, happened at 4:29 pm in Delhi, where the moon was expected to cover 43 per cent of the solar disc.
5:53 PM, 25 Oct
Partial Solar Eclipse witnessed in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
5:52 PM, 25 Oct
Partial Solar Eclipse seen in the sky of Delhi
5:36 PM, 25 Oct
Many people here say that one must not consume any food or go out, during a solar eclipse.
5:35 PM, 25 Oct
Now, even when it comes to certain natural phenomenon such as the full moon, eclipse, etc., people in India have certain beliefs.
5:35 PM, 25 Oct
Now, with traditions come a number of beliefs too and while some beliefs have a solid basis that pertain to the health and well-being of a person, the others may simply be meaningless.
5:35 PM, 25 Oct
If you are an Indian, regardless of the kind of a societal background you come from, you would surely be able to vouch for the fact that India is a land of hundreds of traditions and beliefs, right?
5:34 PM, 25 Oct
The astronomical phenomenon today is visible over most of India apart from some parts in the northeast
5:33 PM, 25 Oct
Partial Solar Eclipse seen in the sky of Amritsar, Punjab.
5:33 PM, 25 Oct
Partial Solar Eclipse as seen in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
5:32 PM, 25 Oct
The astronomical wonder of a partial solar eclipse witnessed in Jammu (pic 1) and Chandigarh (pic 2)
5:08 PM, 25 Oct
The last solar eclipse of 2022 has begun! The partial solar eclipse is special since it is visible in India for the first time since 2007. The partial solar eclipse will not be visible in India till 2032.
5:05 PM, 25 Oct
The last solar eclipse of 2022 has begun! See the first photos here.
4:42 PM, 25 Oct
Mangaluru: With partial solar eclipse on Tuesday, October 25 visible in India from 5:09 pm to 6:06 pm, the Amateur Astronomers’ Association along with Yenepoya (Deemed to be University) has arranged for the public to view the phenomenon in city.
4:06 PM, 25 Oct
The solar eclipse which is scheduled to occur on Tuesday will be sighted in Bengaluru for nearly 45 minutes, reported The Hindu. The eclipse can be seen reportedly at 5:15 pm in Bengaluru. When it takes place only 10 per cent of the eclipse will be visible. The report added that even in 1995, there was a solar eclipse that happened on Deepavali.
3:31 PM, 25 Oct
Surya Grahan begins in Iceland
According to PTI, the eclipse was to begin in Iceland at around 02:29 pm IST and end at around 06:32 pm (IST) over the Arabian Sea. It will be seen at its maximum from Russia at 04:30 pm (IST).
3:31 PM, 25 Oct
Why do some temples remain closed during eclipse?
According to astrologers, some temples remain closed during a solar eclipse or Surya Grahan due to 'the amount of negative energy released' during that phase.
3:14 PM, 25 Oct
Also, Tulsi purest of pure which never gets contaminated. Hence, it is put on eatables. However, there is no scientific evidence to prove the claims or beliefs.
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