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Solar eclipse begins at Jaipur, but not visible

The longest solar eclipse of the century which began here today at 0546 hrs is not visible due to cloudy weather.

india Updated: Jul 22, 2009 07:22 IST

The longest solar eclipse of the century which began here today at 0546 hrs is not visible due to cloudy weather.

Department of science and technology has made arrangements at Science Park located in Shastry Nagar and few schools including India International School and Rukmani Birla School to see the eclipse through solar filters.

"Besides making same arrangements at regional offices of the department in Jodhpur, Udaipur, Bikaner and Kota, science clubs in schools -throughout the state including Jaipur- have been provided few solar filters to witness the event," he said.

"Visibility of the eclipse will range between some 75 to 87 per cent in the state and the sun will be eight degrees above the horizon during the eclipse," Indra Khatri, secretary of Amateure Astronauts' Society told PTI.

According to the MET report, weather at maximum places in the state except Jaisalmer, Barmer and Ganganagar is cloudy.