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Good news for skygazers: 2 of 5 eclipses in 2019 to be visible in India

A partial lunar eclipse set to take place on July 16-17 will be visible in India as well as an annular (ring-shaped) solar eclipse on December 26

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Astronomy enthusiasts and skygazers will be able to watch five eclipses in 2019, two of which will be visible in India.

It will start with a partial solar eclipse on January 6, though it will not be visible in India, Dr Rajendraprakash Gupt, Superintendent of the Ujjain-based Jiwaji Observatory, told PTI.

On January 21, a total lunar eclipse will take place which too would not be visible in India as it would be daytime here, he informed.

Similarly, a total solar eclipse that will occur on July 2-3 will not be visible in India as it would be night here, Dr Gupt said.

A partial lunar eclipse set to take place on July 16-17 will be visible in India as well as an annular (ring-shaped) solar eclipse on December 26, he said.

He said that five eclipses were seen in 2018, two of which were total lunar eclipses and three were partial solar eclipses.