Total solar eclipse: A rare celestial event

Fri 09th Oct 2009 09:26 AM
Total solar  eclipse: A rare celestial event
Total solar eclipse: A rare celestial event

New Delhi, July 21 :-

The longest  total solar eclipse of the 21st century will be sighted on Wednesday according to a press release here. This is a rare celestial event .

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When the sun is completely obscured by moon a total eclipse occurs.

During the total eclipse, totality could be seen only from a narrow track on the surface of the earth.

The shadow of the total eclipse passes through a few  cities in  India namely Bhavnagar, Surat, Ujjain, Sagar, Jabalpur, Varanasi, Allahabad, Gaya, Patna, Bhagalpur, Jalpaigudi, Guwahati and Dibrugarh.