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Partial solar eclipse will be visible in Bengaluru

A partial solar eclipse will be visible in the city on Sunday from 10:12 am to 1:31 pm, the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium has said. The planetarium said, due to restrictions in force for COVID-19, no arrangement is made for the public to view the eclipse from its campus. However, the planetarium is making arrangements for an online webcast of the partial solar eclipse and it can be seen at www.

PTI | Bengaluru | Updated: 20-06-2020 18:14 IST | Created: 20-06-2020 18:02 IST
Partial solar eclipse will be visible in Bengaluru
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A partial solar eclipse will be visible in the city on Sunday from 10:12 am to 1:31 pm, the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium has said. The maximum, around 40 percent eclipse will be visible at 11:47 am, the Planetarium has said on its website.

The eclipsing sun should not be seen without protective and safety equipment, it said. The planetarium said, due to restrictions in force for COVID-19, no arrangement is made for the public to view the eclipse from its campus.

However, the planetarium is making arrangements for an online webcast of the partial solar eclipse and it can be seen at www. taralaya.org, its Facebook and Youtube channel subject to favorable weather conditions, it added. Meanwhile, several prominent temples in the state including Bengaluru will remain closed during the eclipse hours on Sunday.

Officials have said temples will open post-eclipse hours and certain special rituals will be performed.


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