Wednesday - July 22, 2009
Get ready to shoot the sun
While many eclipse chasers take on a trip to the remote areas across the world like China and India to sight the longest totality of the century on Wednesday, Iranian researchers just need to take a flight to southeastern province of Sistan-and-Baluchestan to observe the extraordinary phenomenon. Early Wednesday, the eastern part of the sprawling Mideastern country wakes up to a partial solar beam at about 05:00 AM local time.
The best point to view the partial eclipse is in southeastern village of Kouhak on Iran-Pakistan border covering 3.68 percent but those who wish to visit a longer eclipse need to take a journey to northwestern Khorasan Province. The next totality in Iran is expected to sweep its shadow across the historic Achamanid era Persepolis monument in central Iran which at the centerpiece of the Iranian history on March 20, 2034 a few minutes before the arrival of the new Iranian year.
Takhte-Jamshid, or Persepolis was a splendid palace run by the Achamanid dynasty built for the Persian new year festivity, or Nowrooz.
Yawning under the owning, some eclipse men likely to run out of patience to look into the 2034 totality, but they may apt to observe partial solar eclipse which appears on December 26, 2019.
Ali Ebrahimi , Sayeh Research Institute researcher contributed to this article.
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