‘Unfortunately, couldn’t see solar eclipse due to cloud cover’: PM Modi

Just like several other Indians, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was enthusiastic to catch a glimpse of the annular solar eclipse on Thursday, which is the last one for the decade.

PM Modi said that though he could not witness the solar eclipse due to cloud cover but managed to have a glimpse of it in Kozhikode through live stream.

“Like many Indians, I was enthusiastic about #solareclipse2019. Unfortunately, I could not see the Sun due to cloud cover but I did catch glimpses of the eclipse in Kozhikode and other parts on live stream. Also enriched my knowledge on the subject by interacting with experts,” PM Modi tweeted.

The annular solar eclipse, the last one for the decade, began at around 8 am today morning. Several parts of the country, including Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Delhi have witnessed the solar eclipse.

As per the official release, the annular eclipse of the Sun is visible within a narrow corridor in the northern Hemisphere near to equator. The annular path passes through Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, UAE, India, northern part of Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, and Borneo. The Moon’s penumbral shadow produces a partial eclipse, visible in the region covering Middle East, North Eastern Africa, Asia except North and Eastern Russia, North and Western Australia, Solomon Island.