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Eclipse Chaser
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Eclipse Chaser

February 16, 2020

Meet city’s octogenarian umbraphile who travels the globe chasing a blackened Sun By B.C. Thimmaiah Though a total solar eclipse occurs about every 18 months or so, its visibility at any particular place is extremely rare. In order to experience the full effect of the eclipse, one must be on the ‘path of totality’, a…

Mysuru Eclipsed!
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Mysuru Eclipsed!

December 26, 2019

Roads wear deserted look, no shoppers at markets, no breakfast at roadside eateries; Cloudy weather mars view at Kutta in Kodagu Mysuru: The ‘Ring of Fire’ against the morning sky in the form of the Annular Solar Eclipse cast a dark spell on the daily lives of Mysureans, disrupting several activities. Citing the ill-effects of…

12 Mysureans head to Bekal Beach in Kerala for best view
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12 Mysureans head to Bekal Beach in Kerala for best view

December 26, 2019

Kerala: The ‘Ring of Fire’ formation during the Annular Solar Eclipse was best viewed by a group of Mysureans at Bekal Beach in Kerala. The 12-member group reached the Beach early in the morning and began preparing for the grand spectacle.  The group was led by Dr. S.N. Prasad, well-known ‘Eclipse Chaser’ and former Principal…

When Darkness Falls, Wonder Rises
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When Darkness Falls, Wonder Rises

December 7, 2019

By Dr. S. A. Mohan Krishna, Observational Astronomer Humans have always been fascinated by the effect of solar eclipse. Before they were predictable, such events caused excitement, bemusement or fear while they were in progress. As soon as they could be predicted, they have prompted even greater anticipation, provoked a visceral sense of wonder, discussion,…

Dec. 26 Solar Eclipse: Sabarimala Temple to be closed for four hours
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Dec. 26 Solar Eclipse: Sabarimala Temple to be closed for four hours

November 25, 2019

Thiruvananthapuram:  The Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala, where the two-month-long annual pilgrim season is underway, will remain closed for four hours on Dec. 26 due to solar eclipse.  The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), the top temple body which manages the hill shrine, said yesterday that the sanctum sanctorum would be closed between 7.30 am and…

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