World awaits millennia's longest solar eclipse

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New Delhi, Jan 15: Sky gazers are eagerly waiting to witness the longest solar eclipse of the millennium, which is all set to start from 11:57 am to 3:08 pm on Friday, Jan 15 in India.

The path of eclipse begins in central Africa, will cross the Indian Ocean to touch the southern tip of India and then moves on to southeast Asia, ending in southeastern China.

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The maximum duration of solar eclipse will be in South India for 11 minutes 10 seconds.

At first the eclipse will be seen in Kanyakumari and then it will move diagonally to Rameshwaram and Dhanushkodi and then move to Kerala. It will end in the North-eastern state Mizoram.

Delhi will see the partial phase of this solar eclipse. The maximum eclipse of 53 percent will be at 1.39 pm.

Various places in the capital like the Nehru Planetarium and the Amateur Astronomers Association have made arrangements for people to watch the celestial sight.

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