Sunday, 5 February, 2023

Bangladesh witnesses partial solar eclipse

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 21st June, 2020 06:13:32 PM
  • Print news
Bangladesh witnesses partial solar eclipse

An annular solar eclipse took place today (Sunday) though people of Bangladesh witnessed a partial eclipse of the sun from Bangladesh.

In the country, the celestial spectacle, popularly known as the 'Ring of Fire', was visible as a partial eclipse.

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth. When this happens, the moon blocks the light of the sun from reaching the earth. The shadow of the moon is then cast on the earth.

The solar eclipse started at 11:23am, peak at 1:12pm and end at 2:52pm on Sunday in Bangladesh, said the NMST.

The NMST urged people not to look at the sun with naked eyes during the eclipse.

The annular eclipse will first start for the people of Congo in Africa and progress through South Sudan, Ethiopia, Yemen, Oman, Saudi Arabia, the Indian Ocean and Pakistan, before entering India over Rajasthan. It will then move on to Tibet, China, Taiwan, before ending at the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

The annular solar eclipse was seen from Jaffna, Sri Lanka on December 26, 2019.