Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Total Solar Eclipse

Longest Solar Eclipse of the Century

On July 22, 2009 we will witness one of the grandest spectacles - Total Eclipse of the Sun when the moon would completely cover the disc of the Sun. It is an event so rare that most people do not get an opportunity to witness it even once in their lifetime. This eclipse would pass through a large number of cities and densely populated regions, and will also be the longest totality lasting for 6-7 minutes making it the longest until 2132.

We will experience the beautiful scene when all birds, animals get confused, plants close up, owls and bats come out, - stars and planets visible for few minutes and all are disturbed by nature's own event.

In India The umbra of moon's shadow will first touch the Western coast of India at 6.23 am @ 18kms per second. The route will be Surat, Vadodara, Indore, Bhopal, Varanasi, Patna, Darjeeling, Gangtok, Dibrugarh and Itanagar.

Enjoy this life time event.