A total solar eclipse will occur on March 9 but will be seen as a partial solar eclipse at sunrise from most places in India except from north-west and western parts of the country .
Solar eclipse is a phenomena in which the moon passes precisely between the sun and the earth. It blocks the sun’s bright face, revealing the tenuous and comparatively faint solar atmosphere. It happens only about once a year. The total eclipse phase will begin at 5.47 am and it will last till 9.08 am on March 9. The partial phase will, ho wever, end at 10.05 am. In most places of India, the partial phase of the eclipse will begin before sunrise -it means partially eclipsed sunrise will take place on that day.
“However, the start of the partial phase of the eclipse will take place just after sunrise from extreme northeast India,“ said an official statement of the ministry of earth science.