Mangaluru: The Mangaluru Amateur Astronomers’ Association, in association with Yenepoya Deemed to be University, organised the safe viewing of the partial solar eclipse which was visible in and around the City on Tuesday October 25 from 5.09 pm to 6.06 pm with a maximum obscuration of 10.9%. About 150 enthusiasts gathered to view the solar eclipse.
As the direct viewing of the eclipse is harmful to the eye, arrangements were made for the eclipsed sun to be viewed by projecting the telescopic view onto a screen. ISO certified solar eclipse goggles were also provided by the organisers.
The event was hosted on the 6th floor of Yenepoya Institute of Arts, Commerce, Science and Management (Yenepoya Degree College) located at Balmatta. Rohit Rao and Dr. Sangeethalaxmi M. J. of the Amateur Astronomers’ Association, Mangaluru, coordinated the event.
Image by Rohit S. Rao