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Suraj Girhan 2023: Will a rare sun eclipse happen in Pakistan this month?

On April 20, 2023, the world will see the first solar eclipse of the year 2023. It may be a mixed solar eclipse, which will be a beautiful sight.

Eclipses happen when the moon, sun, and earth line up in a rare way, blocking the sun or throwing a shadow on it. But mixed solar eclipses are a very rare event that only happens a few times every hundred years.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has also stated that this will happen.

In a short statement, the PMD said that the eclipse will begin early in the morning on April 20 and stop just before noon, but no one will be able to see it anywhere in the country.

When will the different parts of a solar eclipse happen?

Eclipse starts at 6:34am PST
At 7:37am PST, there will be a total eclipse.
Eclipse will be at its best at 9:17am PST.
Ends at 11:59am PST
The PMD says that some parts of the world will see part of the rare solar eclipse and others will see it all. Some parts of southern and eastern Asia, Australia, and Antarctica, as well as the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, will be able to see the event.

Astronomers Without Borders, a group based in the US, has named April “Global Astronomy Month” because the sky will be full of amazing things to see during that month. This is according to a story from Popular Science.

On April 20, a solar eclipse will create a ring of fire that can be seen for a short time in the Indian Ocean. However, when the eclipse hits Western Australia, the moon will completely cover the sun, making it dark for about nine minutes during the day.

But this solar eclipse won’t be visible from the US. However, in October, there will be another solar eclipse that will be visible from the western part of the US.