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Pakistan to witness annual solar eclipse on June 21, says PMD


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

13th Jun, 2020. 02:39 pm
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Solar Eclipse

Pakistan will witness an annular solar eclipse on June 21 (Sunday), the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said on Saturday.

According to the met office, apart of southern parts of Pakistan, the solar eclipse will also be visible in Saudi Arabia, parts of Africa including the Central African Republic, Congo and Ethiopia and in northern parts of India and China.

An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon covers the Sun’s center, leaving the Sun’s visible outer edges to form a “ring of fire” or annulus around the moon.

The partial eclipse in Pakistan will begin at 08:46 PST and end at 14:34 with the maximum eclipse to be sighted at 11:40 PST.

Maximum magnitudes of Solar Eclipse in parts of Pakistan

According to the PMD, maximum magnitudes of the eclipse in major Pakistani cities will be as follow:

The maximum solar eclipse visible in Karachi will be 91.53 percent, which will begin at 09:26 PST, reaches to maximum at 10:59 and will end at 12:46 PST.

Sukkur will witness the maximum magnitude of the eclipse, which will be 98.78, which will begin at 09:33 PST, reaches to maximum at 11:07 and will end at 12:54 PST.

In Islamabad the maximum magnitude of the eclipse will be 81.99, which will begin at 09:50 PST, reaches to maximum at 11:25 and will end at 13:06 PST.

In Lahore the maximum magnitude of the eclipse will be 91.19, which will begin at 09:48 PST, will reaches to maximum at 11:26 and will end at 13:10 PST.

In Peshawar the maximum magnitude of the eclipse will be 79.44, which will begin at 09:48 PST, reaches to maximum at 11:21 and will ends at 13:02 PST.

In Quetta, the maximum magnitude of the eclipse will be 87.93, which will begin at 09:35 PST, reaches to its climax at 11:06 and will end at 12:49 PST.

In Gilgit the maximum magnitude of solar eclipse will be 74.88, which will begin at 09:56 PST, reaches to maximum at 11:30 and will end at 13:08 PST.

In Muzaffarabad, the maximum magnitude of the eclipse will be 79.96, which will begin at 09:52 PST, reaches to maximum at 11:26 and will end at 13:07 PST.

In Gwadar, the maximum magnitude of the eclipse will be 97.8, which will begin at 09:20 PST, reaches to maximum at 10:48 and will end at 12:32 PST.

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