Bhubaneswar: The skygazers can see Surya Grahan on October 25, coinciding with Diwali. This would be the second and last partial solar eclipse this year.
The solar eclipse will be visible from Europe, the Urals and Western Siberia, South Asia, West Asia, North Africa, East Africa and Atlantic. The maximal phase of the partial eclipse will be recorded on West Siberian Plain in Russia near Nizhnevartovsk.
According to timeanddate website, the partial solar eclipse will be visible in India.
As per Hindu almanac, the partial solar eclipse can be seen completely in all the states on October 25 (Tuesday) in the month of Kartik.
The eclipse will begin at 2.28 pm (IST) and will be at its peak at 4.29 pm (IST). It will last till 6.32 pm (IST). Hence, the Debaniti (rituals) at temples and homes will be prohibited during the period till the end of eclipse.
According to information, there will be no rituals at temples from 2.28 am onwards on October 25. The cooking during the period can be avoided as well. The religious rituals will resume after 6.32 pm on October 25 with holy bath.