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Fiji in for rare sun eclipse

Nasik Swami
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

AFTER 100 years people of Fiji will get a once-in- a-life-time opportunity to experience a total solar eclipse today.

Confirming this yesterday, Sanatan Dharm Pratinidhi Sabha of Fiji general secretary Vijendra Prakash said the eclipse would be visible from 8.56am to 11.56am.

According to Wikipedia, the total solar eclipse will have a magnitude of 1.0500, occurring only 12 hours before perigee, with greatest eclipse totality lasting just over four minutes.

It states a total solar eclipse occurs when the moon's apparent diameter is larger than the sun, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness.

Totality occurs in a narrow path across the surface of the Earth, while a partial solar eclipse will be visible over a region thousands of kilometres wide.





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