Year end partial solar eclipse best seen in jaffna

 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

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