India to witness partial lunar eclipse on Feb 21

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New Delhi, Feb 19: The total eclipse of the Moon, which will occur on the morning of February 21, will be partially visible at the extreme north-western parts of India for nine minutes from 0717 hrs.

The eclipse will begin at 0713 hrs and end at 1039 hrs. It will be seen from the Arctic, western parts of Asia, most of Arabia, Africa except Madagascar, Europe and the Americas. ''But only the beginning of the partial phase of the eclipse will be visible at the extreme north-western parts of India,'' an official statement said today. The partial phase will be visible in India from 0717 hrs to 0725 hrs at Bhuj, Dwarka, Jamnagar, Jaisalmer, Lakhpat and Porbandar.


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