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Australia sees partial eclipse; Total solar eclipse in 2028

Details about total solar eclipse in Australia on July 22, 2028
The partial solar eclipse was visible in areas of the Northern Territory and Western Australia on March 9, 2016.

Total solar eclipse of 2016 started in the Indian Ocean and passed through Indonesia before ending in the northern Pacific Ocean. The total solar eclipse occured in more than 35% area of Indonesia. People in northern Australia and parts of South Asia observed partial eclipses.

During a total solar eclipse, the moon will cast its shadow upon Earth's surface where all sunlight will be blocked out. The last total solar eclipse occurred on March 20, 2015, only visible from the Faroe Islands and Norway's Arctic Svalbard archipelago.

Next total solar eclipse will take place on Monday, August 21, 2017 which will be visible from the United States. The 2017 total solar eclipse will be the first total solar eclipse visible from the United States since 1991 (visible only from part of Hawaii) and also first total solar eclipse of 21st century of the country.

When will the next total solar eclipse occur in Australia?

Path of total solar eclipse of 2028 in Australia
Path of total solar eclipse of July 22, 2028 on google map (NASA)
Next total solar eclipse in Australia will occur after 12 years; on Saturday July 22, 2028. The total solar eclipse 2028 will be visible in Australia and New Zealand. People of South East Asia will have partial solar eclipse.

It will be clearly visible from Cocos Islands, Canterbury, Sydney, Queenstown among other areas of Australia and New Zealand (as shown in map). The total solar eclipse will start in Indian Ocean and sweep across Australia, Tasmania Sea and New Zealand before ending in the Pacific Ocean.

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Tibet/Nepal earthquake 2013 injures people

At least two tremors have been felt in Kathmandu, Nepal in interval of about 10 minutes.Updates below
Felt reports below in comment section. Feel free to add yours!
Update time Nepali (+5:45 UTC)
Report prepared by Ashish Khanal from Kathmandu, Nepal


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Update 09:18 A.M.
At least one people died and three others injured in China, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

Further 17 others from three tourist buses were trapped by quake-triggered landslides in Yunnan Province of China.

Update 07:25 A.M.

According to the China Earthquake Networks Center, another earthquake in the morning (not to be confused with midnight Tibet/Nepal earthquake) had magnitude of 5.9 in the border of southwest China's Yunnan and Sichuan provinces.
The quake was felt strongly in the county seat of Deqen, Xinhua reported.
Earthquake also triggered landslides, which blocked the traffic from Deqen to Benzilan in China.

Update 06:15 A.M.
According to the Nepal Seismolog…