Bengaluru planetarium to webcast solar eclipse live

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2020-06-20 17:58:35

Bengaluru, June 20 (IANS) The state-run Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium here would webcast live the partial solar eclipse on Sunday due to the Covid-induced ban on public gatherings, an official said on Saturday.

“We have not made arrangements this time for the public to view the eclipse in the planetarium complex due to the lockdown restrictions in force,” Planetarium director Pramod Galgali told IANS here.

The partial eclipse will be visible over the city from 10:12 a.m. to 1:31 p.m., with the maximum occurrence (about 40 per cent) at 11:47 a.m., provided the south-west monsoon clouds do not block the celestial event.

“As eclipsing sun should not be seen without protective and safety equipment, we are streaming the event live for the people to view it from their home,” said Galgali.

The partial eclipse can also be viewed on the planetarium's official web site — www.taralaya.org , and its social media platforms Facebook and Youtube, subject to favourable weather condition.

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