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June 21, 2020

First Solar eclipse of 2020 occurs today

Kathmandu: The first solar eclipse of the year 2020 is being observed on Sunday. This annual solar eclipse  which is also called ‘Ring of Fire’ will be partially seen from Nepal.

The partial solar eclipse that began at 10:50 a.m. and will enter into the middle position at 12:38 p.m. will last for three hours and 33 minutes until 2:23 pm.

A solar eclipse usually occurs when the Moon passes in between Sun and Earth according to the Calendar Determination Committee. The people are cautioned against watching the solar eclipse with bare eyes for its adverse effects upon the human eyes.

Experts say the solar eclipse will cover more than 90% of the Sun from Nepal which depends upon the place from where it is being observed.

When observed from Kathmandu it will be eclipsed 82%, 88 per cent in Pokhara, 81 per cent in Bhadrapur, 82 per cent in Janakpur and the highest, 93 per cent in Kalapani of Sudurpaschip Province.

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