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Solar eclipse on June 21

A partial solar eclipse can be observed from Sri Lanka on June 21  if the weather is permitting.

This solar eclipse is an annular solar eclipse which starts from the African Sub continent, a statement issued by the Arthur C Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies said today.

The partial phase of this solar eclipse can be observed from several countries including Sri Lanka. The annular phase of this solar eclipse is visible from several countries from African peninsula, through Middle East and north parts of India to China.

The countries in East Asia, South East Asia, South Asia including Sri Lanka, some parts of Europe such as Italy, Turkey, Greece etc. and further most north parts of Australia will see a partial eclipse.

The eclipse begins in the Republic of Congo in South African sub-continent around 9.21 A.M (Sri Lankan Time).

The greatest eclipse happened when the axis of moon’s shadow becomes shortest at 30.5195 N latitude and 79.666 E longitudes at 12.10.P.M (Sri Lankan Standard time) close to Joshimath area at the Uththarkhand state in India.

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