Watch Total Solar Eclipse from Nepal
Filed Under: Health & Science, World | Posted: 02/26/2009 at 11:41AM
Comments | Region: Nepal
If you are somewhere in Eastern Nepal in the morning of 22 July the sky will turn black, and stars will be visible on the daytime!
On Wednesday, 2009 July 22, a total eclipse of the Sun is visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses half of Earth. The path of the Moon’s umbral shadow begins in India and crosses through Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and China. After leaving mainland Asia, the path crosses Japan’s Ryukyu Islands and curves southeast through the Pacific Ocean where the maximum duration of totality reaches 6 min 39 s. A partial eclipse is seen within the much broader path of the Moon’s penumbral shadow, which includes most of eastern Asia, Indonesia, and the Pacific Ocean.
Begin planning for the eclipse NOW! Also, Nepal is going to witness total eclipse after many years so it is going to be an spectacle. However, the capital and western parts will only see partial eclipse. Visit one of the hill stations in the east or any other city in terai, like Gaighat or Biratnagar.
More information on the Eclipse, timing and location maps, visit kosmandu.com, a local astronomy website of Nepal.