Jaipur to show partial solar eclipse

Astro night sky tour in Jaipur to show partial solar eclipse

Residents of Jaipur will be able to watch the partial solar eclipse at the Surya Mandir on October 25 through Astro night sky tour.

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Jaipurites will now be able to watch the partial solar eclipse which is going to be seen on October 25 through Astro night sky tour in the presence of experts. The event will be held via the Astro night sky tourism program which will be organised at the Surya Mandir in Jaipur from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

The science and technology department of Rajasthan government will organize an Astro night sky tourism program to facilitate the residents of Jaipur to watch the upcoming solar eclipse. A partial solar eclipse will be observed with a varying visibility of 40-50%.

Eclipse can be seen through special watching glasses

The event will be carried in the presence of experts who will supervise the watchers in catching sight of the eclipse through special watching glasses. Along with this, for constant observation, a telescope will be used to cast the eclipse on a screen.

The forthcoming partial solar eclipse will be observed in several parts of India. This will be a distinctive spectacle visible from the Earth. During this, the moon will conceal only a specific portion of the sun, constituting a shape like crescent.

This spectacle is distinct from the total solar eclipse where the moon conceals the sun entirely, creating a circle of light, observable from the Earth. The partial eclipse is a rare sight, and will only be glimpsed again on March 20, 2034.

Astro night sky tourism in Rajasthan

Rajasthan is the first state in India to declare the introduction of night sky Astro tourism. It will soon reach out to all 33 districts of the state. As of now, four tourist places in Jaipur will become the venues for the program. These spots will be fitted with high-powered telescopes and other tools to facilitate people, including kids, to gaze at the stars and planets.

The four venues which have been singled out for the program include Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort, University of Maharaja and Jawahar Kala Kendra which will operate as astronomical centres by the year-end.

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