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Arrangements for viewers of �annular� solar eclipse today

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Dec 25 - Regional Science Centre (RSC) Guwahati has made special arrangements to observe the solar eclipse which is going to occur tomorrow morning from around 8.39 am to 11.36 am.

The maximum eclipse, i.e. the Moon closest to the centre of the Sun, will be around 10.02 am, said a statement issued by RSC Guwahati.

It said that the December 26 eclipse is an �annular� eclipse which is quite different from a total solar eclipse. While during a total eclipse the Moon completely blocks the Sun, in an annular eclipse the Moon blocks the Sun from the centre but leaves the rims visible, thus creating what is called a �ring of fire�.

RSC Guwahati has arranged special solar filters for viewers and also image projection on screen through telescope on its Khanapara premises.

The main objective of making this arrangement is to make the common people aware of the scientific reasons of solar eclipse, its occurrence, the kind of precaution one should take to view the solar eclipse, etc., so that everybody can come out on that day to view the event without any fear and enjoy the spectacular celestial phenomenon, the statement added.

Meanwhile, Guwahati Planetarium, Pragjyotish Amateur Astronomers� Association and All India People�s Science Network, Assam Chapter will jointly arrange a live show of the event through solar filter on the Planetarium premises.

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Arrangements for viewers of �annular� solar eclipse today

GUWAHATI, Dec 25 - Regional Science Centre (RSC) Guwahati has made special arrangements to observe the solar eclipse which is going to occur tomorrow morning from around 8.39 am to 11.36 am.

The maximum eclipse, i.e. the Moon closest to the centre of the Sun, will be around 10.02 am, said a statement issued by RSC Guwahati.

It said that the December 26 eclipse is an �annular� eclipse which is quite different from a total solar eclipse. While during a total eclipse the Moon completely blocks the Sun, in an annular eclipse the Moon blocks the Sun from the centre but leaves the rims visible, thus creating what is called a �ring of fire�.

RSC Guwahati has arranged special solar filters for viewers and also image projection on screen through telescope on its Khanapara premises.

The main objective of making this arrangement is to make the common people aware of the scientific reasons of solar eclipse, its occurrence, the kind of precaution one should take to view the solar eclipse, etc., so that everybody can come out on that day to view the event without any fear and enjoy the spectacular celestial phenomenon, the statement added.

Meanwhile, Guwahati Planetarium, Pragjyotish Amateur Astronomers� Association and All India People�s Science Network, Assam Chapter will jointly arrange a live show of the event through solar filter on the Planetarium premises.

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