India to miss partial solar eclipseMay 31st, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Sky gazers in India will miss the year’s second partial solar eclipse Wednesday as it will not be visible in the country.
The partial solar eclipse begins Wednesday at sunrise in Siberia and northern China where the shadow first touches earth at 10.55 p.m. (Indian time).
A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, and the Moon fully or partially obscures the Sun as viewed from an Earth location.
“This eclipse will not be visible in India as it is happening late night for us,” said a statement issued by the Science Popularisation Association of Communicators and Educators (SPACE).
SPACE is a scientific organisation working to spread space education.
People in eastern Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina will witness it in totality, it said.
2011 has bought six opportunities to witness eclipses (four solar and two lunar eclipses).
- Watch 'Ring of Fire' during Monday's solar eclipse - May 19, 2012
- India to miss 'Ring of Fire' during Monday's solar eclipse - May 20, 2012
- A solar eclipse for penguins, sea leopards? - Jul 01, 2011
- India to witness darkest lunar eclipse Wednesday - Jun 14, 2011
- Partial solar eclipse Jan 4 - Dec 29, 2010
- India to miss total solar eclipse - Jul 11, 2010
- Total lunar eclipse Dec 10 - Dec 06, 2011
- Delhiites set to witness darkest lunar eclipse - Jun 15, 2011
- India witnesses rare Venus eclipse - Jun 30, 2011
- Delhi gears up to watch century's last Venus transit - Jun 05, 2012
- Rare Venus eclipse Thursday - Jun 29, 2011
- India to witness darkest lunar eclipse June 15 - Jun 03, 2011
- During longest eclipse, a Chand ka Langar to break taboo - Jun 16, 2011
- Solar eclipse will occur on January 4, 2011 - Dec 24, 2010
- Lunar Eclipse To Grasp American Skies On Saturday - Jun 26, 2010
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