Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City to see partial solar eclipse on March 9

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Partial solar eclipse captured from Ho Chi Minh City in May 2012. File photo Partial solar eclipse captured from Ho Chi Minh City in May 2012. File photo

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A solar eclipse on March 9 will be visible in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City for around two hours in the morning.
People in Hanoi can see the partial solar eclipse from 6:57 a.m. to 8:39 a.m., and in HCMC from 6:35 a.m. to 8:41 a.m.
The max view in Hanoi is at 7:46 a.m. and in HCMC at 7:34 a.m.
Dang Vu Tuan Son, chairman of the Vietnam Astronomy Club, said the eclipse would be visible across Vietnam, but more in the south. Ho Chi Minh City will see an 80 percent eclipse while Hanoi will only see 20 percent.
Some islands in Indonesia will have the best view of what will be a total solar eclipse for more than four minutes.
Southern and eastern Asia, Korea, Japan, and parts of Australia will also see it.

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