April 20 2023 Solar Eclipse Timings In India

In 2023, a solar eclipse took place on Friday, April 20th. The event was visible in South and East Asia, Australia, the Pacific, the Indian Ocean, and Antarctica. There was no impact in the India, so residents there didn't need to take any precautions. However, for those with children, relatives, or friends in affected areas, proper safety measures were advised.


April 2023 Total Solar Eclipse Date and Time, Visible Places


Apr 20, 2001, Friday

Eclipse Start

Apr 20, 07:04 AM

Eclipse End

Apr 20, 12:29 PM

Regions seeing, at least, a partial eclipse

South/East Asia, Australia, Pacific, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.

Cities where eclipse is visible

  • Exmouth, Western Australia, Australia
  • Amsterdam Island, French Southern Territories
  • Port-aux-Francais, French Southern Territories, France
  • Perth, Western Australia, Australia
  • Jakarta, Jakarta Special Capital Region, Indonesia
  • Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
  • Dili, Timor-Leste
  • Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
  • General Santos, Philippines
  • Manokwari, West Papua, Indonesia
  • Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  • Ngerulmud, Palau
  • Honiara, Solomon Islands
  • Hagåtña, Guam
  • Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
  • Baker Island, US Minor Outlying Islands
  • Palikir, Pohnpei, Micronesia
  • Funafuti, Tuvalu
  • Yaren, Nauru
  • Tarawa, Kiribati
  • Majuro, Marshall Islands

Detailed eclipse path map

April 2023 Total Solar Eclipse

During the eclipse, the Sun was positioned in Aries and the Ashwini Nakshatra, resulting in heightened effects on Aries individuals, who needed to exercise caution. The solar eclipse also brought changes for Leo, Virgo, Scorpio, and Capricorn, while positively affecting Taurus, Gemini, Sagittarius, and Pisces.

Pregnant women were particularly impacted by the solar eclipse, and it was essential for them to take several precautions. These included eating at least six hours before the event, avoiding food consumption during the eclipse, and refraining from bathing in rivers, seas, or lakes. Instead, they were advised to bathe at home after the eclipse had concluded.

While lying down during the solar eclipse, pregnant women should avoid moving. To minimize risk to their unborn child, they were encouraged to engage in light activities like reading, watching TV, or sitting calmly on a chair or sofa.

Many people observed fasting during the solar eclipse, as it was believed to yield positive results. Spiritual leaders advised against looking at the Panchangam or allowing young children to bathe in rivers or seashores during the event. Directly viewing the eclipse could lead to vision loss, and long-distance travel was discouraged.

To prevent the eclipse from affecting food and household items, garika was placed around