“Partial Solar Eclipse from Mumbai” written by Rohit Nair
On 25th October 2022, India is going to witness Partial Solar Eclipse, a rare celestial event, which India witnessed in the past on 19th March 2007 and will be witnessing on 3rd November 2032 in future. Such a long- awaiting event is unmissable for everyone to catch. The eclipse will mark its significance throughout Jammu & Kashmir, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Mumbai, mainly covering the majority of our northern India.
WHAT IS A PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE?
Solar eclipses take place during New Moon days. Partial Solar Eclipse is a type of Solar Eclipse, which occurs when the moon takes a tour between the Earth and the Sun, by obscuring the Sun partially. The Umbra(dark region), Penumbra(light region) and Ant umbra(beyond umbra) are the co-factors which result in Total, Partial and Annular Solar Eclipses respectively.
PLACES TO WATCH PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE FROM MUMBAI:
1. BANDRA POINT
2. JUHU BEACH
Bandra Bandstand, one of the tourist attractions of Mumbai. The view of the clear sky makes everyone fall in love with star gazing. The eclipse is visible from this venue as the sun is covered 24.70% and the perfect time to catch out the maximum view is between 17:35 to 17:45 pm where it will be at max on 17:42:45 pm. So, what are you waiting for? Take your equipment and catch this rare moment.
Though Juhu is one of the most expensive to afford a suitable living lifestyle, for the one who wants to get the upcoming expensive astronomical event doesn’t require any money to afford it. Juhu beach, one of the main attractions of Mumbai, is a great place to look out for the Partial Solar eclipse 2022. The sun here is covered by 24.83% , along with that we can see it at maximum at 17:42:40 pm. So, what are you waiting for? Get this uncatchable event into your bucket list.
3. MARINE DRIVE
Marine Drive, famous of all, is situated at Nariman Point, a major tourist attraction and a peaceful place to enjoy sky watching during non rainy days or non tidal days. From a scientific point of view, the sun is shredded by 24.44% and the eclipse will have its highest peak at 17:42:54 pm. If we have good days with no rainy clouds, we will have a wonderful moment to watch now, until a decade later. Stargazing Mumbai is also keeping their Telescopes to Show Partial Solar eclipse to people
4. GIRGAON CHOWPATTY
Girgaon Chowpatty, widely known for Ganapati Visarjan, and also one of the famous beaches in Mumbai for tourists. But for 25th November 2022, it can be a great place to crowd together to view this rare moment of the decade. Again, the sun is obscured by the moon 24.51% and of course the Partial Solar eclipse will likely come at its peak at 17:42:52 pm. Join together with your friends and family to join the peak of this rare moment.
5. WORLI SEA FACE
Worli, quite has an amazing historical background of being a separated island i.e one of the Seven Bombay Islands, which were preceded by Portuguese to England. Worli Sea Face is the main part of our event. Every astronomical event needs a perfect sky view, otherwise it’s no fun. If we just take a note of the moon’s transit, it covers 24.63% of the sun, also we can enjoy its peakness at 17:42:47 pm. Pack your bags, take your snacks to enjoy this picture of partialness.
Above are the few places to watch Partial Solar Eclipse from Mumbai . Hope you enjoy the ride and explore this event.
Fact related to eclipse:
IT WAS THE 1919 SOLAR ECLIPSE, WHICH MADE EINSTEIN RENOWNED FOR HIS GENERAL RELATIVITY THEORY.
WEAR SAFETY GLASSES TO AVOID EYE PROBLEMS.