As sky gazers and space enthusiasts in parts of the country witnessed the annular solar eclipse, social media was flooded with meme sand jokes on the superstitions lingering over the planetary phenomenon.
The annular phase was visible on Sunday morning from some places within a narrow corridor of northern part of the country (parts of Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttarakhand). Few prominent places within this narrow path are Dehradun, Kurukshetra, Chamoli, Joshimath, Sirsa, Suratgarh. It will be seen as a partial solar eclipse from the rest part of the country.
From stepping outside to eating during the eclipse, many have taken to social media with memes and jokes to express their feelings related to the myths and superstitions.
Take a look here:
Everyone towards food pic.twitter.com/LmqDJRfpXC
— Atul 🇮🇳 (@dikhhat_hai_) June 21, 2020
Me,who ignores Sun For Whole Year.
— Urmil (@Urmil7) June 21, 2020
— ʍօӀօԵօѵ (@Faltu_username) June 20, 2020
When I eat during the Eclipse..
*le Yamraaj..😂 pic.twitter.com/7fd4xJdwmR
— Ayush Agrawal (@11ayush99) June 21, 2020
— Ravi_Verma (@imrv_attituder) June 21, 2020
Me secretly trying to eat during #SolarEclipse2020
Sister from behind : pic.twitter.com/281TYrufUs
— Vishal (@Vishal_Rokade45) June 21, 2020
— Asurcaastic🇮🇳 (@tweetharshu_) June 21, 2020
— 𝔸𝕟𝕦𝕣𝕒𝕘𝟘ℙ (@SarcasmProMax) June 21, 2020
— CHEEKU 🌼 (@Okay_Bye___) June 21, 2020
This is what my mom thinks will happen to my eyes if i watch Soorya grahan with naked eyes : pic.twitter.com/VfXKHQdzbL
— JRism (@Chaotic_mind999) June 20, 2020
— SARCASM VYAPARI 💰💸 (@saurabhbhaiya07) June 21, 2020
A solar eclipse occurs when the Sun, the Moon, and the Earth are aligned in a straight line or an almost straight configuration in a way that the moon blocks the sun’s rays from reaching the earth.
However, since the moon is farthest from the earth today, it fails to cover the sun completely and leaves out its rims to be visible, causing a ring of fire effect.
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