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Hundreds of millions saw total solar eclipse. 22nd July longest eclipse of the century. According to the Norwegian News Agency (NTB), people in India and China witnessed the phenomenon, lasting for 6 minutes 39 seconds in some places. The eclipse began at 6:30 local time in the Gurjarat state in western-most India, and its path continued over the rest of India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and then on to China.

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Hundreds of millions saw total solar eclipse

Published on Wednesday, 22nd July, 2009 at 20:40 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 22nd July 2009 at 23:19.

22nd July longest eclipse of the century.

Solar eclipse 22 July 2009
Solar eclipse 22 July 2009
Photo: Lutfar Rahman Nirjhar/Wikimedia Commons


According to the Norwegian News Agency (NTB), people in India and China witnessed the phenomenon, lasting for 6 minutes 39 seconds in some places.

The eclipse began at 6:30 local time in the Gurjarat state in western-most India, and its path continued over the rest of India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and then on to China.

The next time such a long eclipse will occur is expected to be in the year 2132.

Watch the event captured by NASA's cameras here.



Published on Wednesday, 22nd July, 2009 at 20:40 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 22nd July 2009 at 23:19.

This post has the following tags: total, solar, eclipse, 2009, bangladesh, nepal, china, bhutan, 2132.





  
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