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  • 22-Jun-2020

Solar Eclipse as seen from Kathmandu today

Solar Eclipse as seen from Kathmandu today

June 21, 2020  known as the longest day also known as 'Surya Grahan' in the Nepali language where people get to observe the annual solar eclipse. A solar eclipse occurs when a portion of the Earth is engulfed in a shadow cast by the Moon which fully or partially blocks sunlight. This transpires when the Sun, Moon and Earth are aligned.

The eclipsed sun should not be perceived with naked eyes which may cause persistent damages in your eye that may cause blindness.

As from the detail provided by the Observatory Science Museum Development Committee in Kathmandu, the eclipse started from 10:54 AM and ended up around 2:20 PM. The annular phase of this solar eclipse was not visible in Kathmandu, but it observed there as a partial solar eclipse. Despite the gloomy day in Kathmandu, people still got the opportunity to scrutinise the annual solar eclipse. The Moon covered a large portion of the Sun, so this was a spectacular sight. Only a fsolarew people observed it.

Solar Eclipse as seen from Kathmandu today

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