Pakistan witnessed a visible annular solar eclipse on Sunday that occurred all over the world. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the partial eclipse began at 8:46am. However, the complete eclipse began by 9:48am.
At approximately 11:40am, the moon was said to have completely eclipsed the sun. As per the Met department, the eclipse ended at 1:32pm. The eclipse was visible in different cities of Pakistan at slightly varied times.
Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry also tweeted regarding the event.
جب انسان کا علم بہت محدود تھا تو توہم پرستی بھی عروج پر تھی، ہر شے جو پسند آتی تھی اسے خوش قسمتی اور جس چیز سے خوف آتا تھا اسے عذاب سے جوڑ دیا جاتا تھا، گرہن بھی ایسا ہی عمل تھا، اب سائنس نے گرہن کی قلعی کھول دی ہے تو اس سے جڑی توہم پرستی کی کہانیاں بھی آخری سانسیں لے رہیں ہیں
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) June 21, 2020
A solar eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse, when the Moon moves into Earth’s shadow. Lunar eclipses are visible from about half of Earth’s surface.
There will be a second solar eclipse in 2020 on December 14 over South America.
People all over the country shared amazing snaps they took of the eclipse
— HBT (@HarisBTariq) June 21, 2020
Sukkur had some amazing moments:
— Syed MudassirHussain (@SyedMudassirHu8) June 21, 2020
— Z I R G H A M (@YaraBatSunn) June 21, 2020
— Omer A Rehman (@omerark1) June 21, 2020
Karachi also witnessed natures wonder
— Ahsan Raza (@_Ahsan_Raza) June 21, 2020
— Neyaaz Muhammad (@i_am_niaz) June 21, 2020
Solar eclipse of June 21, 2020. 11:05am. #SolarEclipse2020 #solareclipse #syedkawishaliphotography #karachi #pakistan #amazingpakistan #picturepakistan #beautifulpakistan #pakimages pic.twitter.com/MUurGC6aws
— Syed Kawish Ali (@SyedKawishAli) June 21, 2020
Faisalabad also got the glimpse of the eclipse
— Arsalan Aslam 🇵🇰 (@me_arsalanaslam) June 21, 2020
Islamabad saw a beautiful eclipsed sun
— Farrukh (@Farrukh) June 21, 2020
— Umair Shakil (@umairi91) June 21, 2020
In Lahore, the eclipse also showed in a beautiful way
First one is from pinhole mechanism. Last three are using binoculars. pic.twitter.com/MbqYOKIAMM
— Economy of Pakistan (@econofpak) June 21, 2020
People captured eclipse in all its beauty in Gujranwala
— Pakistan in Pictures (@Pakistaninpics) June 21, 2020
Others poked fun of how anxious or over excited Pakistanis get when such event happens
Solar esclipse 2020
Its special event
Get solar glasses & have a fun
Oye Mat daikhii andhy ho jaoge.
— Aamir Bangash 🇵🇰 (@itsaamirr) June 21, 2020
— MaazKamal (@maazkamal558) June 21, 2020
— Mian Omer 🇵🇰 (@Iam_Mian) June 21, 2020
Yet others pointed out how people were not taking precautions during eclipse period
— Mian Omer (@Iam_Mian1) June 21, 2020
The eclipse was visible in Islamabad from 9:50 am to 1:36 pm, in Karachi from 9:26 am to 12:46 pm, in Lahore from 9:48 am to 1:10 pm, in Peshawar from 9:48 am to 1:02 pm, Quetta from 9:35 am to 12:49 pm, Gilgit from 9:56 am to 1:08 pm and in Muzaffarabad from 9:52 am to 1:07 pm.