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UPDATED: 14:36, March 28, 2006
Partial solar eclipse to be viewed in Nepal
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Partial solar eclipse can be viewed in Nepal on Wednesday when sun and moon cross each others paths in the solar system, said an official of the B P Koirala Memorial Planetarium and Observatory on Tuesday.

Sanat Kumar Sharma, joint executive director of the observatory, said that the celestial event is scheduled to last from 16:59:33 to 18:16:38 Nepal Standard Time, and it can be best viewed with suitable goggles stipulated and tested to filter out ultraviolet rays.

The first solar eclipse of 2006 can also be seen in India and other Asian nations of the region, though time and duration of the eclipse is bound to differ.

The partial eclipse will cover only 2.85 percent of the face of the sun.

The solar eclipse takes place when the moon is caught in between the sun and the earth while each of them move along their fixed paths.

Source: Xinhua


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