Sunday's solar eclipse will be fully visible in Karachi: PMD

Medical experts have advised people to stay indoors during the solar eclipse

​ Our Correspondent June 20, 2020
Sun spots are seen as the moon moves into a full eclipse position. PHOTO: ONLINE

LAHORE: The solar eclipse of June 21 (Sunday) would be fully visible in Karachi, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).

The solar eclipse would begin at about 9:45am on Sunday across the country. At approximately 11:45am, the moon would completely eclipse the sun.

It would end at about 1:10pm.

"Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) will have 90 per cent solar eclipse visibility while Karachi will have full visibility. The eclipse will be visible from Australia to Europe, as well as to people in Central Asia and Asian countries," said the PMD.

The ophthalmologists have described Sunday's [June 21] solar eclipse "dangerous for the human eye" as it would emit ultraviolet rays that could permanently destroy the vision of the human eye.

Medical experts have advised people to stay indoors during the eclipse as rays would be extremely dangerous for two hours.

"The sun's rays can put a black spot on the retina of those who see the eclipse directly," say medical experts adding that children need special care during the eclipse.


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