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.
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.