Partial solar eclipse: Kamkhya Temple doors to remain closed till noon


GUWAHATI, Dec 25: Along with different parts of the country, Assam will witness an annual solar eclipse on Thursday. This will be the last eclipse of the year where the sun will be visible as a ring (annulus) around the Moon.

According to Guwahati planetarium curator Babul Borah, the partial eclipse will begin at 8.40 am in Guwahati and will end at 11.36 am.

“In Dibrugarh, the eclipse will start at 8.51 am and will end at 12.43 pm,” Borah added.

On the other hand, the doors of Kamakhya temple in Guwahati will remain closed during the annual solar eclipse. The main doors of the temple will open at 12.30 pm.

Meanwhile, the Guwahati Planetarium and the Regional Science Centre in Khanapara have made viewing arrangements for people to witness celestial phenomenon.

This annular solar eclipse will also be visible from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Northern Mariana Islands and Guam.