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In pics: India set for solar eclipse

20 Jul

thumb.cmsOne of the longest duration solar eclipses of the century is all set to visit India on Wednesday and is expected to last for 6 minutes and 44 seconds.

The previous such eclipse had lasted 6 minutes, 51 seconds on July 11, 1991. The rare spectacle is one to watch for as a similar eclipse will not be visible in one’s lifetime.

The long-duration eclipse will only visit India again after 123 years. The eclipse will begin at 5.28 am (IST), when Moon’s shadow will touch the Earth at local sunrise point in the Arabian Sea, near west coast of India. The eclipse will bid goodbye at 10.42 am (IST), when Moon’s shadow will leave the Earth in South Pacific Ocean. Here are some pictures as the world, and India in particular gets set to watch the spectacle.

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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Posted by on July 20, 2009 in National News

 

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