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India wakes to partial solar eclipse

The partial solar eclipse, visible across the country, begins at 6.08 am and ends at 8 am.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2007 12:15 PM IST

Several parts of the country woke up to a partially eclipsed sun on Monday morning.

The partial solar eclipse, visible across the country, began at 6.08 am when the shadow of the moon first touched the earth during local sunrise at a point in the Bay of Bengal near the coast of Chennai.

The beginning of the eclipse was visible only from the eastern, north eastern and some parts of north India.

The remaining parts of India saw an eclipsed sunrise.

The eclipse ended at 8 am.

It was visible in the region covering most of Alaska, eastern and Central Asia except the central parts of Japan and western parts of Russia.

A group of enthusiasts gathered at the Nehru Planetarium in New Delhi to watch the eclipse.

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