Annular Solar Eclipse of the Sun on Jun 21 

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Shimla, Jun 18
Indian Meteorological Department said today that the annular Solar Eclipse of Sun would  occur on June 21 however it would not be visible in Shimla. In a press statement issued the IMD officials said that Partial Eclipse would begin at 1023 hrs and end at 1347 hrs having total duration of 3 hrs and 24 minutes. IMD stated that the eclipse would be visible in Chamoli,Dehradun, Joshimath Kurukshetra and Suratgarh between 1152 hs to 1208 hrs.

The solar eclipse would be 95 percent around noon. Such event is happening after 25 years in Himachal Pradesh.

To popularize/promote the science of eclipses and to remove the misconceptions and superstitions associated with such kind of celestial events the Himachal Pradesh Council for Science, Technology & Environment (HIMCOSTE) is arranging for viewing of solar eclipse for limited viewers near parking of Ellerslie Building, HP Secretariat, State Headquarters Shimla and Padam Dev Complex, The Ridge, Shimla, stated a spokesperson.

The HIMCOSTE has also decided to seek write-ups/ppts from students on their experiences of watching celestial event. He added that the write up should not be more than three pages (less than 1500 words) or power point presentation having maximum of 10 slides. The students can send their entries at dhar_shashi2000@yahoo.com latest by 23 June, 2020. The best entries will be suitably awarded, they informed.

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