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In Chennai, Thousands Witness Partial Lunar Eclipse 16 Sept 17 Sept 2016

In Chennai, Thousands Witness Partial Lunar Eclipse 16 Sept 17 Sept 2016

CHENNAI:  Thousands of people witnessed a partial lunar eclipse in a coppery red hue from the Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Centre in Tamil Nadu.

People thronged the Science and Technology centre, a State-run institution, which had arranged four telescopes for people to view the event, though it was a “total lunar eclipse” in some other parts of the country, the first in 2015.

“The eclipse was in coppery red colour and the partial eclipse ended by 7.15 pm,” Executive Director of TNSTC, Dr P Iyyamperumal told PTI.

The lunar eclipse started at 3.45 pm and was total at 5.21 pm, lasting for 12 minutes and thereafter the partial eclipse lasted till 7.15 pm, he added.

Besides TNSTC, people thronged the Marina and Elliots beaches in Chennai to view the eclipse.

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