A triple eclipse treat two partial solar and one total lunar eclipse in a month beginning from Wednesday, is in store for sky gazers.
The first of the three, which will be a partial solar eclipse will be seen on 1st June.The eclipse, however, will not be visible from India.It will be visible from high latitudes in the Northern hemisphere, starting at sunrise time over Siberia and Northern China, Alaska, Nova Scotia. In fact, the eclipse begins at 00 55 18 IST on 2nd June.Eclipse chasers in the country should not be a disheartened lot as a total lunar eclipse will be visible on 15th June.The eclipse will be visible from the Indian region, Middle East, East Africa, South America, Australia.
During the lunar eclipse the moon will be completely covered by Earth’s shadow from 11.52 PM on 15th June to 2.32 AM on 16th June.
The last of the triple eclipse will be another partial solar eclipse on 1st July.
It is the first of the two total lunar eclipses in 2011, the second occurring on 10th December. Earlier on 4th January, a partial lunar eclipse was seen.
The last of the three eclipses is another partial solar eclipse.
This partial solar eclipse will also not be visible from India. It will be visible from southern latitudes, Antarctica. Its magnitude will be 0.097.