spacer
Home Page
NewsPartial solar eclipse in Pakistan today
04 January 2011
Partial solar eclipse in Pakistan today

 

ISLAMABAD: Partial solar eclipse will be visible in Europe, North Africa and Central Asia, including Pakistan, today (Tuesday).

The eclipse will begin at 11:40am and end at 4:01pm. The greatest eclipse will be at 1:51pm and the greatest magnitude will be 0.86, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).

“The eclipse will be visible in Pakistan with 13 percent obscuration of the solar disk,” a Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) official told media.

The experts have warned not to look at the sun without wearing proper eye shielding as a solar filter. The partial eclipse is the first of four solar events in a year that is unusual for having no total solar eclipses and for turning on four of the partial kind.

The last time four partial eclipses occurred in the same year was 2000 and eight of the last 11 years had none. The years 2007 and 2004 had two each. In January, Europe, Africa and Asia will be treated to the phenomenon, which gives the Sun a crescent shape.

There are only two partial solar eclipses between 2011 and 2018, which turns on three.

The second partial solar eclipse of 2011 occurs on Jun 1 and will be visible in East Asia, North America and Iceland. The third, visible to southern Indian Ocean countries, occurs exactly one month later. The last of the four falls on Nov 25, and it will be visible in South Africa, Antarctica and the state of Tasmania in Australia and in New Zealand.

A solar eclipse occurs when Moon blocks all or part of the Sun’s light from reaching the Earth’s surface because it passes directly between the Earth and the Sun. Total solar eclipses turn day into night for several minutes. With a partial solar eclipse, there is very little diminution of sunlight.
NewsSee Also in Political News
Pakistan ‘irreplaceable all-weather’ friend: China
27 January 2015

BEIJING: Calling Pakistan an irreplaceable all-weather friend, China on Monday pledged full support to it amid the second high-profile visit of US President Barack Obama to India. The comments came as Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and other leaders met the visiting Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif. According to the Pakistan Army spokesman Major General Asim Bajwa, during the meeting Yi told Gen Raheel Sharif: “Pakistan is China’s irreplaceable all-weather friend and both ... Full Story
US pledges $4 bn to India as investment, loans
27 January 2015

NEW DELHI: US President Barack Obama ended a landmark day in India on Monday with a pledge of about 0.4 trillion rupees ($4 billion) in investments and loans, seeking to release what he called the “untapped potential” of a business and strategic partnership between the world’s largest democracies. Earlier in the day, at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Obama was the first US President to attend India’s annual Republic Day parade, a show of military might that has been ... Full Story
Time for Pak-India dialogues not conducive: Indian HC
27 January 2015

ISLAMABAD: Indian High Commissioner to Islamabad, T.C.A Raghavan has alleged that terrorist groups are enjoying freedom in Pakistan, therefore, it was hard to resume dialogues between to the neighbours. Raghavan was addressing a ceremony at Indian High Commission on the occasion of Republic Day on Monday. The Indian High Commissioner said the real matter is not of holding dialogues but is that who should resume the process. Raghavan said conducive environment is very essential for ... Full Story
Pervaiz accepts PTI challenge for live debate on formation of JC
27 January 2015

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Monday accepted the challenge given by Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf leader Asad Omar ... Full Story
Pillion riding banned in Karachi for three days
27 January 2015

KARACHI: Sindh government has imposed ban on pillion riding for three days seeking security during anti-polio campaign in Karachi, Geo News reported. According to Sindh Home ... Full Story
International Customs Day: Customs seized record narcotics haul in 2014
27 January 2015

KARACHI/QUETTA: With the help of different law enforcing agencies, Pakistan Customs was able to seize record consignments of narcotics and other illegal products in 2014, said ... Full Story
Black Day: Kashmiris stage demos on India’s Republic Day
27 January 2015

MUZAFFARABAD: A large number of people from all walks of life, including supporters of political and religious parties, took to the streets of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and ... Full Story
Fuel price adjustment: Power consumers to receive Rs3.2 per unit relief
27 January 2015

ISLAMABAD: Domestic power consumers are set to receive a major relief of Rs3.20 per unit in electricity tariff on account of fuel price adjustment for December 2014. The Central ... Full Story
Snap-checking: PIA flights combed in UK for unknown reason
27 January 2015
Violence: Girl burnt alive for saying no to marriage proposal
27 January 2015
Pakistan wants ties with India on basis of equality: Nawaz
27 January 2015
India should satisfy standards of N-group: China
27 January 2015
Five die in Nasirabad landmine blast
27 January 2015
Asfandyar to demand full poll audit if PTI commission is formed
27 January 2015
Nawaz extends wishes to Indian counterpart on Republic Day
27 January 2015
Counter-terrorism plan: Deadlock as religious, secular parties stick to their guns
26 January 2015
US forensics big shot comes home to help Pakistan
26 January 2015
Obama, Modi break nuclear impasse
26 January 2015
India again targets Sialkot border villages
26 January 2015
NWA airstrikes kill 35 militants
26 January 2015
NPCC directed not to stop 650MW supply to K-Electric
26 January 2015
Failure of grid: What caused the nationwide blackout?
26 January 2015
Power Failure: It is all in black and white
26 January 2015
Fuel crisis: PSO – linchpin or scapegoat?
26 January 2015
National Action Plan: Nearly 9,000 ‘terrorists’, 1,710 clerics arrested
26 January 2015
Awaz.tv
Privacy Policy: We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

Disclaimer: Awaz.tv is not responsible for any content linked to or referred to from these pages. All videos, live tvs, blogs or video links point to content hosted on third party websites or members. We are using third party links for live tvs. Users who upload these videos or blogs agree not to upload illegal content when creating their user accounts. Awaz.tv does not accept responsibility for content hosted on third party websites or by the members. If you have any questions please contact us.
Copyright © 2000-2015 AWAZ.TV. All rights reserved unless where otherwise noted.