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
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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:

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# 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

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# 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

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