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Nepal Declares Solar Eclipse Public Holiday
 
(Posted on Tuesday, July 21, 2009)

Source: Nepal News (Kathmandu)

The government of Nepal, as per the request of the Panchanga Decision Committee, has declared a public holiday for Wednesday, July 22, 2009, the day on which the longest total solar eclipse of the century takes place.

Nepal's home ministry press release extends the public holiday to all government offices across the country and diplomatic missions in various countries.

Educational institutions have also declared a holiday Wednesday.

The Panchanga Decision Committee is the government body created to make suggestions on the official calendar and astrological issues.

According to astronomers it will last for up to 6 minutes and 39 seconds, while 100 per cent eclipse will be visible in, Ilam, Janakpur, Rajbiraj Dharan Bazaar, Chandragadhi and Biratnagar. The last total eclipse seen from Nepal was on January 22, 1898 and the next one will occur on May 14, 2124.

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