Sky lovers to miss solar eclipse on Diwali night
- Unjust to blame Modi, Shah alone for Bihar debacle: Nitin Gadkari
- High Drama at Akal Takht, bid to attack Jathedar
- Every action has equal and opposite reaction: Nitish on BJP rumblings
- Chetia handed over to India: All you need to know about the ULFA leader
- For second successive year, PM Modi celebrates Diwali with jawans
Astro enthusiasts will miss a chance to catch the year's last solar eclipse, which will occur on the intervening night of Diwali and the next day, as it will not be visible from the country.
The last solar eclipse of the year will occur on the night of November 13, but it will not be visible from India, Director of Planetary Society of India, N Sri Raghunandan said.
The celestial phenomenon will be mostly visible from uninhabited places, including region covering Australasia, Polynesia, the South Pacific Ocean, parts of Antarctica and the southern half of South America, he said.
The total eclipse will last just over four minutes at maximum, he said.
Only the beginning of the eclipse would occur over land, but it would still make a fascinating spectacle for Australians, he said.
The eclipse, as per the Indian timing, will begin at 1.08 AM on November 14 and end at 6.15 AM. The maximum phase of eclipse will be at 3.42 AM.
- With a few modifications, MGNREGA can dent poverty
- Centre should merge excise and service tax regimes as a precursor to GST
- Sanskrit and Persian have much in common
- Borrowing costs for states with varying deficits can’t be the same
- Best investment treaty
- There was a silent wave in support of Nitish and Lalu