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Observatory official: 2 of 5 eclipses in 2019 will be visible in India

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Good news for astronomy enthusiasts and skygazers, as they will be able to watch five eclipses in 2019, two of which will be visible in India.

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Superintendent of the Ujjain-based Jiwaji Observatory, Dr Rajendraprakash Gupt, told news agency PTI that it will start with a partial solar eclipse on January 6, though it will not be visible in India.

Apparently, on January 21, 2019, a total lunar eclipse will take place which too would not be visible in India as it would be daytime here, he informed.

Dr Gupta further said, a total solar eclipse that will occur on July 2-3, next year, but it will not be visible in India as it would be night here.

Apparently, a partial lunar eclipse set to take place on July 16-17, which will be visible in India as well as an annular (ring-shaped) solar eclipse on December 26, he said.

He also added that five eclipses were seen in 2018, two of which were total lunar eclipses and three were partial solar eclipses.

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