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Steps to view partial solar eclipse in Guwahati

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 7 - The total solar eclipse on March 9 will be visible partially from the north-eastern region and other parts of the country excluding north-western India.

The Guwahati Planetarium and Pragjyotish Amateur Astronomers Association are jointly arranging a live show for the public for viewing the eclipse by using proper solar filter from the planetarium premises.

The partial phase of the total eclipse will be seen in the region just after sunrise. In Guwahati, the partial eclipse will be visible at 5.40 am and will last up to 6.50 am.

The Pragjyotish Amateur Astronomers Association has advised people not to look at the eclipsed sun directly without taking adequate safety measures. �It is best to view only a projected image of the sun using only scientifically tested solar filter or a dark welder�s glass no 14 ideal for the purpose,� the Association said.

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