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Moon to shadow Sun again on April 1!

According to NASA, the day will plunge into darkness. The eclipse, which occurs once in every 3016 years, will be seen only in South Asia. NASA scientists said it is rare to see the eclipse in such a short span.

education Updated: Apr 01, 2006 11:45 IST
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Here is some good news for all those who missed out on the solar eclipse on March 29. The celestial spectacle where the Moon intercepts the path of the Sun in its journey around Earth will be seen again on April 1, between 3pm and 5pm. Unlike, March 29, the eclipse will be total.

According to NASA, the day will plunge into darkness. The eclipse, which occurs once in every 3016 years, will be seen only in South Asia. NASA scientists said it is rare to see the eclipse in such a short span.

Another first will be the fact that the eclipse will last for over 7 minutes, four times more than the usual time frame for a total eclipse. NASA scientists have left for Agra to see the eclipse, from where they will get the best view.

Meanwhile, well-known astrologer Bheemsingh Joshi, said, “The rays of the Sun will be helpful in curing pigmentation and other skin diseases.” The longest view of the March 29 eclipse four minutes and seven seconds was at Libya’s Wao Namus settlement near the Chadian border 2,000 km south of Tripoli.

Sunglasses or “solar goggles” are being distributed to allow people to view the eclipse safely.