Photos: Partial solar eclipse as seen from Bhaktapur

Published On: June 21, 2020 01:20 PM NPT By: Dipesh Shrestha

KATHMANDU, June 21: A partial solar eclipse is currently occurring. The partial eclipse that began at 10:50 am and will enter into the middle position at 12:38 pm and last until 2:23 pm.

According to the Calendar Determination Committee, it will last for three hours and 33 minutes. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun.

The solar eclipse today is an annular eclipse where the Moon is so far from Earth that its relative size fails to cover the Sun completely and leaves the outer rims visible, thus creating a ring of fire in the sky. 


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