Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: Partial solar eclipse will occur on March 19. In Hyderabad and its surrounding areas, sunrise will occur at 6.22 a.m. by which 14 per cent of the disc of the sun will be covered by the moon's shadow and the maximum phase of the eclipse can be seen at 6.50 a.m. Partial solar eclipse will end at 7.35 a.m.

Kolkata and other eastern parts of the country will have sunrise before the beginning of the partial phases of the eclipse, while regions westwards will witness the sun already into an eclipse as it rises. Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh Council of Science and Technology, in association with Planetary Society, is organising various activities in view of "partial solar eclipse" on March 19 and "Sun Earth Day" on the occasion of Vernal Equinox on March 21.

Those interested can contact: 9347511132 and 9849908680.