A partial solar eclipse was observed in several parts of India. 

The first contact, wherein the moon begins to cover the solar disc, happened at 4:29 pm in Delhi, where the moon was expected to cover 43 per cent of the solar disc.

A solar eclipse occurs on a new moon day when the Moon comes in between the Earth and the Sun and when all the three objects are aligned. 

A partial solar eclipse will occur when the lunar disk covers the solar disk partially.