Solar Eclipse 2021:How the world witnessed the spectacle

The world witnessed the Surya Grahan today. Here are some of the most beautiful pictures captured by people around the world.

Solar Eclipse 2021:How the world witnessed the spectacle
Solar Eclipse 2021. (Photo Credits: The Indian Express)

The world today witnessed the first Solar Eclipse or Surya Grahan of 2021. Although in India, only a partial lunar eclipse was visible in some places like Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh for a few moments before the sunset, people in the Northern Hemisphere got a chance to witness the dramatic ‘ring of fire’ or the Solar Eclipse.

The phenomenon

This happens when the moon directly moves between the Sun and the Earth, whereas an annular Solar Eclipse happens when the moon moves right in front of the sun, blocking it and forming a ring around the edges, hence it is called the ‘ring of fire’.

Where was it visible?

According to NASA, the annular eclipse was visible in parts of Canada, Greenland, and northern Russia, whereas viewers in parts of the eastern United States and northern Alaska saw a partial solar eclipse along with much of Canada and parts of the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and northern Africa.

The entire ‘ring of fire’ lasted for about 100 minutes. It started at sunrise in Ontario in Canada. Surya Grahan started at 1:42 PM (IST) and continued till 6.41 PM (IST). The total duration was 3 minutes and 51 seconds.

Solar Eclipse From Across The World: In pics

  • Image from Milton Keynes, England

  • Image from Virginia in the United States

  • Captivating eclipse image from Michigan


  • Stunning eclipse pics from New York City