New Delhi: Minutes after Prime Minister Modi took to Twitter and spoke about how he enriched his knowledge on the solar eclipse by interacting with experts, several people began to create memes of him watching the eclipse.

Reacting to this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter, along with an HD picture of him trying to see the eclipse and said, "Most welcome....enjoy :)."


However, the netizens did not miss a chance and took the picture to create new memes and retweeted them on the same post.

Here are few tweets.





On December 26, the solar eclipse occurred at around 8:17 am and went till 10:57 am when the moon passed between the earth and the sun.

The eclipse is also referred to as "ring of fire" and "Surya Grahan" in Hindi.

The solar eclipse also holds religious importance and special prayers are offered on the day. In Hinduism, people avoid eating anything during the eclipse.

There are three types of solar eclipse -- partial, annular and total.

According to experts, people should not look directly at the sun during the eclipse without proper protection as it can even damage the eyes. Instead, solar filters, pinhole camera or a telescopic projection can be used to see the eclipse.