New Delhi, March 1: A total solar eclipse will occur on March 9. It would be visible in most parts of India, except for the North-West and Western region of the nation. The event would be a delight for sky gazers since the sun would be completely obsurfation the moon in the wee hours of the day.
Total solar eclipse is an unmissable event for the space-lovers. The eclipse phase would begin in the morning at 4:49 IST. Initially, it would appear as a partial eclipse. The totality of the eclipse would come into effect at 5:47 AM. It would last till 9:08 AM in the morning. However, the partial eclipse would continue for an additional hour. The entire phenomenon would get completed by 10:05 AM. (ALSO READ: Solar Eclipse: Thousands amaze at sight of the sky)
The eastern part of the nation would be in a comfortable position to witness the captivating scene. Kolkata, Patna, Lucknow, Bhubaneswar, Agartala, Visakhapatnam, Guwahati and Port Blair are some of the major cities which would witness the eclipse.
According to the official statement released by Ministry of Earth Science, “In India obscuration of the Sun by the Moon at the time of greatest phase of partial eclipse will be around 15 percent in Agartala, 24.5 percent in Bhubaneswar, 11 percent in Guwahati, 18.5 percent in Kolkata, 12 percent in Patna, 49 percent in Port Blair, 12 percent in Silchar etc. However, the greatest phase of the partial eclipse will not be seen from many places in India as the sunrise will take place after the time of occurrence of greatest phase at these places.”