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India will see two eclipses in 2019

The partially-eclipsed blood moon over Guwahati early on July 28, 2018.

The partially-eclipsed blood moon over Guwahati early on July 28, 2018.   | Photo Credit: Ritu Raj Konwar

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Astronomy enthusiasts and skygazers will be able to experience five eclipses in 2019, two of which will be visible in India.

The year will start with a partial solar eclipse on January 6, though it will not be visible in India, said Dr. Rajendraprakash Gupt, superintendent of the Ujjain-based Jiwaji Observatory.

A total lunar eclipse on January 21 will not be visible in the country as it is to happen during the day.

A total solar eclipse on July 2-3 will also not be seen as it will occur at night in the country.

A partial lunar eclipse set to take place on July 16-17 will be visible in India and so will an annular (ring-shaped) solar eclipse on December 26, Mr. Gupt added.

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