Solar Eclipse, Surya Grahan of 9 March 2016 is visible in many cities Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lalitpur, Biratnagar, Birganj, Butwal, Dharan and all other cities and areas in Nepal can view this eclipse..
This Solar eclipse is visible in Nepal as Partial Solar Eclipse and all the rituals have to be followed.
Solar Eclipse of 9 March 2016 is a total solar eclipse (Sampurna Surya Grahan) occurs on Falgun Amavasya (in Nepali Calendar), Purvabhadra Nakshatra, Meena Rashi.
This Surya Grahan will be taking place during the sunrise time in India and will be visible in India as Partial Solar Eclipse. Hence, we need to observe or follow rituals related to Hinduism. Pregnant women also need to follow the rituals associated with Surya Grahan on this day.
The Solar eclipse of March 9, 2016 is a Total Solar eclipse (Sampurna Surya Grahan). The eclipse will begin at 23:19 UTC on March 8, 2016, and its maximum point will take place at 01:59 UTC on March 9, 2016. Totality will last for 4 minutes and 9 seconds.
Timings of Solar eclipse in Kathmandu on 9 March 2016..
Partial Solar eclipse begins at – 4.34 AM on 9 March 2016 – Not Visible (Pakshik Surya Grahan Arambh , Pakshika Surya Grahan Sparsha Kaal)
Total Solar eclipse begins at – 5.30 AM – Not Visible (Sampurna Surya Grahan Arambh , Purna Surya Grahana Sparsha Kaal)
Greatest Eclipse (Maximum Eclipse) at – 7.14 AM – Partially Visible (Grahan Madhya Kaal)
Total Solar eclipse ends at – 8.53 AM – Partially Visible (Sampurna Surya Grahan Anth , Purna Surya Grahana Anthya Kaal)
Partial Solar eclipse ends at – 9.49 AM – Partially Visible (Pakshik Surya Grahan Anth , Pakshika Surya Grahan Antya Kaal) – Grahan Moksha Kaal