India witnesses partial solar eclipse on Wednesday
India is witnessing a partial view of the solar eclipse on Wednesday.
New Delhi: India is witnessing a partial view of the solar eclipse on Wednesday as the moon passes the passes between the Sun and Earth, thereby obstructing the Sun.
Unfortunately for people in the Indian subcontinent, the spectacular phenomenon of total solar eclipse is not visible, instead, they are seeing a partial eclipse of the Sun today.
Earlier, the Indian Ministry of Earth Science had said that the partial phase of eclipse will begin from 4:49 am (IST) on Wednesday and will end at 9:08 am (IST).
It said that the visibility of the sun during eclipse will be 15% in Agartala, 11% in Guwahati, Assam, 12% in Silchar, Assam, 12% in Patna, Bihar, 18.5% in Kolkata, West Bengal, 24.5% in Bhubaneshwar, Orrisa, 49% in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar.
Warning skygazers, experts said a solar filter or a projection system is must for viewing all the phases of the eclipse.