CM Yogi soaks in the feeling of solar eclipse at Gorakhpur planetarium

Gorakhpur:  Yogi Adityanath reached Veer Bahadur Singh planetarium in Gorakhpur district. CM Yogi obtained information from scientists about the frequency, timing and planets of the eclipse. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath witnessed the last solar eclipse of the year  on his second day of his stay in Gorakhpur. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is in Gorakhpur since Monday morning. During this, he saw a solar eclipse this evening.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited the planetarium of Gorakhpur and saw the solar eclipse. He observed the solar eclipse here for about ten minutes through the instruments installed in the planetarium. During this time he saw the solar eclipse with many instruments. CM Yogi witnessed the last solar eclipse of this year with the help of special glasses and telescope. He said that there are many mysteries in our universe, which need to be known and understood.

When Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath saw the solar eclipse in Gorakhpur, during this time there was a lot of crowd in Lucknow and Anand Bhawan Prayagraj. In Lucknow also people reached the planetarium. During this time a large number of people gathered to watch the solar eclipse in the planetarium built at Anand Bhawan in Prayagraj.


The Chief Minister said that necessary equipment should be arranged here to see the celestial events live. After seeing the partial solar eclipse, the Chief Minister also saw a special show of the world of planets and constellations in Veer Bahadur Singh planetarium.

The Chief Minister asked the District Magistrate to make Science Park on the vacant land of Nakshatrashala, as well as to make the auditorium of planetarium 3D, necessary for planetarium.

He also directed to send proposals for other works to the government soon. Interacting with the media personnel on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that in the order of the trend of eclipse on new moon and full moon days, today there is an opportunity to witness the rare astronomical event of partial solar eclipse on new moon day. He said many mysteries of the universe are yet to be revealed. By unearthing these secrets, the path of human welfare can be paved further.

The last solar eclipse of this year started in Uttar Pradesh at 4.21 pm and lasted till 5.42 pm. The effect of this solar eclipse in Uttar Pradesh lasted from 4.36 pm to 6.26 pm. The time of sunset here is 5.29 pm, so partial effect was visible. 36.93 percent of the Sun was seen to be covered by the Moon’s shadow.

The duration of the solar eclipse was about 53 minutes. The Sun attained its maximum position at 5.26 pm. At 4.36 pm, the Sun started coming in contact with the main shadow of the Moon. After this solar eclipse, no solar eclipse will be visible in India till 2030.

A partial eclipse occurs when the Sun and Moon are not completely in line with the Earth and the Moon only partially covers the Sun. This phenomenon can usually be seen from a large part of Earth outside the track of an annular or total eclipse. However, some eclipses can only be seen as partial eclipses, as the umbra passes over Earth’s polar regions and never intersects Earth’s surface.

Public representatives and officials were present on this occasion.

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