The Total Solar Eclipse, Surya Grahan, taking place on July 22, 2009 will be visible for 3 minutes and 38 seconds in the morning from
Aryabhatta, the famous astronomer of ancient
Taregna is about 35 km from
, the Eclipse begins at 05:29:57 AM. Patna
- Total Solar Eclipse Begins at 06:24:37 AM.
- Greatest Eclipse Phase at 06:26:31 AM.
- Total Solar Eclipse Ends at 06:28:24 AM.
- Eclipse ends at 07:29:29 AM.
Local authorities are excited by Taregna's new-found status.
Bihar's Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has said he will be visiting the town on the day of the eclipse.
"I have already instructed the officials to make proper arrangement for visitors at Taregna," says Mr Kumar.
Authorities have chosen three to four locations in Taregna from where people can view the eclipse.
The village is being spruced up to receive all the tourists and scientists.
Approach roads are being repaired, drains are being cleaned and faulty electric wires are being replaced.
Many hotels in
have been booked in advance by people coming into town for the eclipse. Patna
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