Solar Eclipse: Clouds disappoint the watchers

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Solar Eclipse
New Delhi, Jul 22: There was darkness at dawn on Wednesday, Jul 22 as the sun rose eclipsed at the western coast of India. People across the country woke up early to catch a glimpse of the rare celestial spectacle.

However, as predicted, the bad weather did introduce it self as a spoilsport. Taregna in Bihar which was named as the best place in India to catch the view of the eclipse disappointed the people gathered at the site.

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The clouds did not restrict themselves to this site, they managed to hinder the eclipse's view at many parts across the northern India especially Allahabad.

The only group that got a good view of the eclipse were the passengers on the special IAF flight which was at a height of 41,000 feet.

The century's longest solar eclipse lasted for some 3 minutes 30 seconds between 6:20 am to 6:25 am, when the moon completely blocked out the sun.

According to experts, next such cosmic event will only take place in the year 2132.

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