Surya Grahan today: This Odisha district to witness longest solar eclipse in state

Bhubaneswar: A day after Diwali celebration, people of Odisha are eagerly waiting to witness the partial Surya Grahan, which is the last solar eclipse of this year, this afternoon.

As per the calendar, the partial solar eclipse will begin at 4.56 pm (IST) and will be at its peak at 5.43 pm (IST). It will last till 6.26 pm (IST) for a period of 1 hour and 30 minutes.

However, the solar eclipse timing and duration for the districts will vary in Odisha, according to an official release today.

‘Surya Grahan’ is a celestial event, which occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, blocking the Sun rays from reaching the Earth for a moment.

As per the release, the partial solar eclipse will be visible with maximum duration of 36 minutes from the places of Nuapada district followed by Nabarangpur district and Malkangiri districts with 34 minutes.

In Khordha and Cuttack districts, the solar eclipse duration will be for only 20 minutes.

See here the solar eclipse time and duration for all 30 districts in Odisha:

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