Earlier this week, along with the summer solstice, we saw a solar eclipse.
All temples across the city were closed in the wake of the solar eclipse on Sunday.
Clouds mar visibility of eclipse; sadhus, priests throng RK Beach to offer prayers to Sun god.
In the city, obscuration of the Sun by the Moon will start at 10:12 am and will cover a maximum of around 40 per cent of the Sun at 11:47 am.
Dr. Sashwanthi Mohan, consultant doctor at Rajan Eye Care hospital in Chennai explains the procedure to observe the eclipse
This is the first solar eclipse of 2020. The second and last solar eclipse of the year will take place on December 14, which will be a total solar eclipse.
"After this, India will have an annular eclipse again only on May 21, 2031," S Soundararajaperumal, executive director of the Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Centre, told The New Indian Express
The Vedica organisers arranged solar filter goggles for the students of Patibandla Sitaramaiah High School at Lakshmipuram of Bapatla.
The city was witnessing a solar eclipse after nine years. The excitement was at fever pitch as the young and the old trooped in to watch the visual extravaganza as sun, moon and earth lined up
As announced by scientists earlier, the annular solar eclipse was clearly visible in Karur district compared to other districts in the country.
A lot of residents from Dharapuram and Udumalaipet shared videos of pounders standing still on a plate filled with water.
The Cheruvathur panchayat president, Madhavan Maniyara, served biscuits and tea to guests. "It was a small step to prove that eating during a solar eclipse was harmless," he said.
The famous Tirumala temple in Andhra Pradesh was closed around 11 p.m. on Wednesday on the eve of the solar eclipse. The temple will re-open after the end of the solar eclipse on Thursday afternoon.
The solar eclipse, which occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, began at around 8:17 am and continued till 10:57 am.
Avoid watching the solar eclipse with the naked eye, warned Department of Science and Technology, Vigyan Prasar, Scientist T V Venkateshwaran, on Wednesday.