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Alert: Annualar Solar Eclipse Treat for Delhites on 26th January IYA09

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  • Vikrant Narang
    Dear All, Eclipse Chasers Athenaeum(ECa), the eclipse sphere of SPACE in association with Nehru Planetarium, New Delhi is organising a LIVE Eclipse watch at
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 23, 2009
      Dear All,

      Eclipse Chasers Athenaeum(ECa), the eclipse sphere of SPACE in association with Nehru Planetarium, New Delhi is organising a LIVE Eclipse watch at the Nehru Planetarium on 26th January afternoon for general public.

      You may be aware that an annular eclipse will be visible in the Indian Ocean, Indonesia and Borneo Island on 26th Jan 2009. India will only see the partial phases of the eclipse from southern parts, all places in eastern coast of India, most of north-east India, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep. The maximum annular duration of this eclipse is 7 min and 53.7 sec on the path of annularity.

      Delhi can however enjoy this mystique event just by reaching Nehru Planetarium, Teen Murti Bhawan, New Delhi where the eclipse will be broadcast live ON A LARGE SCREEN.

      A special team consisting of three eclipse chasers from SPACE is travelling to Anyer Beach, Java, Indonesia (Lat: 6° 03' 58 S", Long: 105° 53' 37") where the eclipse is central. They will transmit the entire eclipse, partial phases and the annular phase. The team comprises of Nikhil Pawar, Scientific Officer, SPACE, Pankaj Bahmba and Sanjeev Kapoor both ECa members.

      All those interested in watching the eclipse are invited to come to Nehru Planetarium on 26th January afternoon.

      ONCE AGAIN THE DETAILS

      LIVE Annular Solar Eclipse Watch broadcasted by ECa team from Anyer Beach, Java, Indonesia
      Date: 26th January 2008
      Eclipse Type: Annular Solar Eclipse
      Eclipse Magnitude: 92%
      Venue: Nehru Planetarium, New Delhi
      Open For: Students, General Public, No registration required.
      Eclipse Timings:
      Start of partial eclipse (C1): 13:49:25 IST
      Start of annular eclipse (C2): 15:08:52 IST
      Mid Eclipse 15:10:43 IST
      End of annular eclipse (C3): 15:12:34 IST
      End of partial eclipse (C4): 16:20:33

      An exclusive webcast for ECa members is also available at: http://www.eclipsechasers.org/eclipsecast.html

      The public watch aims at involving masses to enjoy this event and eradicate fear and myths associated with eclipses and convey the beauty of such a grand spectacle of nature to the masses.

      More information about the Annular Solar Eclipse of 26th January: http://eclipsechasers.org/annular_solar_eclipse.html

      Warm Regards,
      Vikrant Narang
      Scientific Officer
      SPACE


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