Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Partial Solar Eclipse on 1 August

By A Sify Correspondent Tuesday, 15 July , 2008, 12:29

Pune: Indians can view the partial phase of total solar eclipse between 4 pm and 5 pm on August 1, 2008 (Friday).
The eclipse will begin at around 4 p.m. Indian time and last till 5 pm.


The people in north-western part of India can see the eclipse for a longer duration and well above the horizon, according to Mr Arvind Paranjpye of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) here.
On August 1, a total eclipse of the sun is visible from a narrow corridor that traverses half the earth. The path of the moon's umbral shadow begins in Canada and extends across northern Greenland, the Arctic, central Russia, Mongolia, and China where it will end at sunset.
A partial eclipse is seen within the much broader path of the moon's penumbral shadow, which includes northeastern North America, and most of Europe and Asia.

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