An annular sun powered obscuration happens when the moon’s obvious distance across is littler than that of the Sun’s, blocking the vast majority of the Sun’s light. This makes the Sun resemble a ‘ring of fire’.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said he was enthusiastic “like many Indians” to witness the annular solar eclipse but he could not see the sun due to “cloud cover”, adding that he “did catch glimpses of the eclipse” in Kerala’s Kozhikode on live-stream. Thick fog blocked view of the much-awaited spectacle in several parts of Delhi this morning.
“Like many Indians, I was enthusiastic about #solareclipse2019,” PM Modi tweeted this morning. “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,” he added.