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GUWAHATI, April 3 � Guwahati and the rest of Assam, along with many parts of the world, will witness the lunar eclipse scheduled to take place tomorrow.

However, although the totality of the eclipse will be visible only from East Asia, Australia and most of North America, in Guwahati and western parts of the State the phase of totality will not be visible and people will be able to witness the eclipse only in its partial phase.

The eclipse will start at 3.45 pm Indian Standard Time (IST) and end at 7.15 pm on April 4. It will enter the phase of totality at 5.27 pm and the totality will end at 5.32 pm.

In Guwahati, Moon rise tomorrow is scheduled for 5.38 pm. So, we will not be able to witness the total eclipse. But we will be able to witness the partial eclipse for a long duration here.

In India, only the eastern most part of North East, including East Assam will be able to see the totality of the eclipse. The other regions of the country will see only a partial eclipse which will be visible immediately with the Moon rise till the end of the eclipse.

UN Deka, Secretary of the Pragjyotish Amateur Astronomers� Association, said the association and the Guwahati Planetarium has made arrangements for witnessing the eclipse.

�Besides telescopes, we will also show the eclipse in a big screen through projection by webcam. If the weather holds and the sky remains clear, it will be a marvellous spectacle,� Deka said.

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Lunar eclipse today

GUWAHATI, April 3 � Guwahati and the rest of Assam, along with many parts of the world, will witness the lunar eclipse scheduled to take place tomorrow.

However, although the totality of the eclipse will be visible only from East Asia, Australia and most of North America, in Guwahati and western parts of the State the phase of totality will not be visible and people will be able to witness the eclipse only in its partial phase.

The eclipse will start at 3.45 pm Indian Standard Time (IST) and end at 7.15 pm on April 4. It will enter the phase of totality at 5.27 pm and the totality will end at 5.32 pm.

In Guwahati, Moon rise tomorrow is scheduled for 5.38 pm. So, we will not be able to witness the total eclipse. But we will be able to witness the partial eclipse for a long duration here.

In India, only the eastern most part of North East, including East Assam will be able to see the totality of the eclipse. The other regions of the country will see only a partial eclipse which will be visible immediately with the Moon rise till the end of the eclipse.

UN Deka, Secretary of the Pragjyotish Amateur Astronomers� Association, said the association and the Guwahati Planetarium has made arrangements for witnessing the eclipse.

�Besides telescopes, we will also show the eclipse in a big screen through projection by webcam. If the weather holds and the sky remains clear, it will be a marvellous spectacle,� Deka said.