GUWAHATRI, March 9: A solar eclipse, which started at 5.40 am and continued till 6.50 am, was seen partially in Assam along with some other places in the country today.
Guwahati Planetarium curator Babul Bora told The Sentinel today: “The eclipse was seen from some places, including Assam, in the country today. The eclipse could be seen in the city and some parts of Lower Assam, including Demoria.. Due to cloudy sky, the eclipse could not be seen in places like Tinsukia, Jorhat and Bokakhat. There is no change in the weather due to the eclipse today. The full eclipse was seen today from Sumatra, Indonesia, North Pacific etc. The last solar eclipse was seen partially from Assam on January 15, 2010 and the total eclipse was seen from India on July 22, 2009. The next solar eclipse will be seen partially from Assam on December 26, 2019.”
The people of Maloibari area of Demoria in the city have also seen the partial solar eclipse today. The people of the area gathered near the bank of the Kolong river and have seen the eclipse through water of the river and solar filter made by X-ray plate papers.