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All you must know about solar eclipse

August 01, 2008
India will witness a partial eclipse of the Sun beginning in the northeast of India on Friday.

It will begin at 4:03 pm in Delhi. It will last for about two hours with maximum impact at 5.02 pm. In the rest of the country, the partial eclipse will be visible a few minutes later.

However, some parts of the world will witness a rare total solar eclipse -- when the moon will pass directly between the earth and the sun.

The eclipse will begin in Arctic Canada and sweep across Greenland, western Siberia, Mongolia and central China.

Viewers all across the globe can see the eclipse as it happens on NASA TV and by logging on to The US space agency has made arrangements to telecast live images of the rare celestial event.

Image: Indians will miss this sight -- A total solar eclipse.

Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images
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