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The sutak of solar eclipse starts 12 hours before the eclipse. According to the scriptures, where the eclipse is visible, it is considered as Sutak. – File photo.
Today is the first solar eclipse of the year. It can be seen in North America, Europe and Asia. In India, the eclipse will be visible in Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh before sunset. On this day after 148 years Shani Jayanti is also becoming a coincidence. Earlier, the solar eclipse on Shani Jayanti took place on 26 May 1873.
According to the website Time and Date, there will be a solar eclipse from 1:42 pm to 6.41 pm according to Indian time. That is, the total duration of the solar eclipse in India will be about 5 hours.
Where solar eclipse will be seen in India, there will be Sutak
The sutak of solar eclipse starts 12 hours before the eclipse. According to the scriptures, where the eclipse is visible, it is considered as Sutak. No auspicious work is done during Sutak. Cooking and eating during this time is also not considered good. Even the doors of temples are closed during the Sutak period. But the Sutak of today’s solar eclipse will not be valid in the rest of the country except Ladakh and Arunachal, because the eclipse will not be visible in other places.
What is a solar eclipse?
When the Moon comes between the Earth and the Sun, it is called a solar eclipse. During this, the light coming from the sun does not reach the earth due to the moon coming in the middle and the shadow of the moon falls on the earth. Actually the Earth revolves around the Sun and the Moon revolves around the Earth. For this reason, all three sometimes come in line with each other. For these reasons, solar and lunar eclipses occur.
How many times a solar eclipse can happen in a year?
Mostly a solar eclipse occurs twice in a year. This number can go up to a maximum of 5, but it is very rare. According to NASA, in the last 5000 years, there have been only 25 years when there have been 5 solar eclipses in a year. The last time there was a solar eclipse 5 times within a year in 1935. Next time it will happen in 2206. By the way, any solar eclipse is visible only in certain areas of the Earth.