Kathmandu, July 29:

A partial solar eclipse will be observed from different parts of the country on August 1.

The eclipse will start at 4:16pm from Darchula district and end at 6:14pm in southern parts of the country.

According to BP Koirala Memorial Planetarium, Observatory and Science Museum Development Board, the eclipse will last for 1 hour and 53 minutes in Mahendranagar.

The eclipse will begin at 4:22 pm in Kathmandu and 4:24 pm in Biratnagar and Nepalgunj while it will end at 6:13 pm in Kathmandu and 6:14 pm in Biratnagar and Nepalgunj.

The eclipse will begin at 1:49 pm (Nepali time) from Canada, will have its prime time at 4:16 pm in central Russia and will end at 6:23 pm in the Bay of Bengal, according to a press release issued by the Observatory and Science Museum Development Board.

The board has also advised people not to observe the eclipse even through binocular, telescope and x-ray films. Even its reflection on water can permanently damage our eye sight, the release warned.

Solar eclipses occur when the moon comes between the earth and the sun and obscures the light of sun fully or partially.

The areas in earth where the lunar shadow falls can observe solar eclipse.