| GEO Pakistan|
| Partial solar eclipse in Pakistan on August 1|
| Updated at: 2108 PST, Saturday, July 26, 2008|
KARACHI: Institute of Space and Planetary Astrophysics, Karachi University said that only partial eclipse shall be seen in the north western part of Pakistan on August 1.
The people of Peshawar shall have first glimpse of partial eclipse at around 16:18 Pakistan Summer Time and the partial eclipse shall be longest (2 hours) in Peshawar and its vicinity.
The partial eclipse shall begin at 16:20 in Islamabad, 16:25 in Lahore and Quetta, 16:39 in Hyderabad and 16:40 in Karachi (all times according to summer time).
The partial eclipse shall end in Karachi at 18:26. The magnitude of eclipse shall remain less than 50% with maximum in Peshawar, Islamabad and Lahore.
The total eclipse of the sun would be visible from a narrow corridor that traverses half the earth.
The path of the Moon's Umbral shadow begins in Canada and extends across northern Greenland, the Arctic, central Russia, Mangolia and China where it will end at sunset, says Pakistan Met. office on Saturday.
The partial eclipse is seen within the much broader path of the Moon's penumbral shadow, which includes northeastern North America and most of Europe and Asia including Pakistan.