A partial solar eclipse will be visible in many parts of Sri Lanka today during sunset.
The eclipse will also be visible over much of Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and western parts of Asia.
Jaffna will be the best spot to view the eclipse in Sri Lanka said Prof. Chandana Jayaratne, the Director of the Astronomy and Space Science Unit of the Department of Physics, University of Colombo.
For the city of Jaffna, the partial eclipse begins at 5.27 p.m. and the maximum eclipse occurs at 5.46 p.m. with 8.8 % of the solar disk covered by the moon. Though the eclipse ends at 6.20 p.m. we can observe it only up to the sunset due at 5.49 p.m. This eclipse will be visible to Jaffna for 22 minutes.
As two eclipses are to happen within a two-week gap. on November 8th there will be a total lunar eclipse that will be visible to Sri Lanka as a partial lunar eclipse