Partial solar eclipse in India today: Here’s how and where to watch

Take a look at the map of all the places in India where people can see the partial solar eclipse on March 9.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 9, 2016 11:49 am
india eclipse, eclipse in india, solar eclipse in india, solar eclipse, solar eclipse tomorrow, total solar eclipse, solar eclipse india, india news, latest news, solar eclipse in india, kolkata solar eclipse, news, goolge news Mapping partial solar eclipse in India. (Source: Google Maps)

India might not be getting the total solar eclipse on Wednesday, but people in the Northeast and Eastern coastal strip of the sub-continent will be able to get a partial view of the spectacle.

Here is a map of all the places in India where people can see the partial solar eclipse on March 9:

However, a partial solar eclipse does not come with lesser risks for those who view it with their naked eyes. Here is what you need to do if you want to catch a glimpse:

In Pics: Solar Eclipse sweeps across swathes of Asia

Do’s:

# Use protective eye wear, such as welder’s glasses (rating not less than 14) and a solar filter of optical density 5 or more

# Homemade pinhole camera is the safest way to watch an eclipse

# Use a solar filter to protect your DSLR camera sensor

# Use a high ISO setting and high resolution — to keep exposures very short and prevent blurring from vibrations

[Scroll to zoom and click on markers for info. App users click here to view the map]

READ STORY: Prayers, cheers as total eclipse darkens swathe of Indonesia

DON’Ts:

# Don’t use ordinary sunglasses, smoked glass, X-ray film, stacks of negative film to view the eclipse

# Don’t look directly at the sun with your camera/eyes unless both are protected, even if the eclipse in partial. It can burn your eyes

# Don’t take photos of the eclipse without using special protective filters, it again can burn your eyes and harm the camera

Have other solar eclipse photo tips that you’d like to share? Tweet us @indianexpress

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App

  1. N
    Natarajan S
    Mar 9, 2016 at 1:01 am
    the adopted presentation is wrong it looks like saying that those donts are allowed. nobody looks at the heading what prevented them from saying "dont look at the sun sort of sentences in all items. it is a safety guidance and shortcuts should not be preferred.
    Reply
    1. R
      RK
      Mar 8, 2016 at 7:56 pm
      # Look directly at the sun with your camera/eyes unless both are protected, even if the eclipse in partial. It can burn your eyes Really? LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN? Thank god I don't take any tips from Indian Express!!
      Reply
      1. H
        human
        Mar 9, 2016 at 11:03 am
        bhai, if we want to make hindu rashtra then be ready to make another stan, secular india, khalistan, chinastan from our great india. So don't show bjp/RSS is the only nationalists. india is a land for 125 crores Indians. if BJP/RSS continue to spread anti-nationalists blames to others then it wouldnot work for them. Every intelligent indian of any caste don't want (hindu vs muslim) religious violence and don't want their family member's life in trouble in the violence, they want a peaceful and happy life. So peoples will give reply in next election to BJP.
        Reply
        1. S
          surendran k
          Mar 9, 2016 at 12:21 am
          It is given in don'ts list.
          Reply