An annular solar eclipse will occur on Thursday, but it will only be seen in India for a few minutes before sunset in selected portions of Arunachal Pradesh and Ladakh, according to PTI, citing a senior astrophysicist. The annular solar eclipse happens when the sun, moon, and earth all line up in a straight line, virtually parallel to each other. When a ring of fire appears in the sky, it is a partial eclipse.
Except for the North-Eastern limits of the country in Arunachal Pradesh and Ladakh, the eclipse's path would not cross virtually any portion of India, according to Debiprasad Duari, Director of M P Birla Planetarium in Kolkata.
“People in Arunachal Pradesh can witness a small proportion of the sun covered by the moon, which is also quite low in the horizon and lasts at most 3-4 minutes depending on the position, immediately before sunset,” Duari said.