Millions of people across Asia witnessed the century’s longest total solar eclipse, as vast swaths of India, China and Japan were plunged into darkness for about five minutes.
Astronomers who had gathered in Dibrugarh in Assam witnessed the total eclipse between 6.31 am and 6.34 am.
However, many enthusiasts and astronomers in Hyderabad totally missed the spectacle because of the thick cover of monsoon clouds. In Delhi, many people thronged the Nehru Planetarium where special arrangements were made to observe the solar eclipse.
The total solar eclipse of the century began at 5.45 am and most parts of the country woke up to see an eclipsed sun as the moon passed between the earth and the sun. It ended at 7.24 am.