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Partial solar eclipse to be seen in parts of India on March 9

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Published on 4 March 2016 7:38 AM GMT

Partial solar eclipse to be seen in parts of India on March 9
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Lucknow: A partial solar eclipse will be visible for a veryu short duration in Lukcnow and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh along with some others places of the country at about 0645 hrs on Monday.

There are some areas of South east Asia where the solar eclipse will be total, though for a very short duration, with the belt of totality being 8,800 miles long and only 97 miles wide. A total solar eclipse normally takes place about once a year when the moon comes in between the earth and the sun and blocks the sun.

The experts have adviced to view it through solar-filtered telescope, eclipse glasses or a pinhole projector avoiding looking at it directly without the un-aided eyes.

The major cities where it will be partially visible included Chennai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Varanasi, Delhi, Vizag, Hyderabad, Manglore and Mysore.

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