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