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Bhubaneswar's Pathani Samanta Planetarium Decked Up For Last Solar Eclipse Of The Decade

25 December 2019

Snigdha Chandan Das

Bhubaneswar: People in most parts of India, including Odisha will witness the last solar eclipse of the decade on December 26. In Odisha the maximum visibility of the eclipse will be around 55 to 65 per cent. For public viewing of the celestial spectacle, special arrangements have been made at the Pathani Samanta Planetarium here.

Deputy Director Subhendu Pattnaik said, "The phenomenon will occur between 8:20 am and 11:30 am in the city. In the beginning, will use a telescope and projector to show the images of sun during the eclipse. There is no danger in viewing the sun in this process."

At a time around 400 to 500 persons can see the eclipse with the help of this giant screen. This apart, arrangements have been made to provide solar glasses for the public with the help of which people can take a look at the solar eclipse.

A Mylar sheet has also been installed in the planetarium with which the public can view the sun and the eclipse. Arrangements have been made to provide information about solar eclipse.

"The sessions will be interactive and informative. We have made elaborate and adequate arrangements to accommodate the maximum number of spectators," he added.

Subhendu Pattnaik, Deputy Director, Pathani Samanta Planetarium