The third and last solar eclipse of 2019 can be seen on 26th December. The moon will cover the sun at 8:30 am, Thursday and will continue for six hours. In addition to the last solar eclipse, it’s also special because of its nature. It’s a rare annular solar eclipse. However, there are three types of eclipses visible to us,
- Total solar eclipse
- Partial solar eclipse
- Annular solar eclipse
However, there is a major difference between total and annular solar eclipses. For instance, At the time of the total solar eclipse, the moon moves in front of the sun and covers it completely.
But in case of an annular eclipse, the lunar disk is too small to completely cover the sun instead observers see a “ring of fire” or “ring of light” around the Moon. Therefore a thin ring of the sun’s surface surrounds the new moon silhouette. In mathematics, it’s known as Annulus.
How to watch 26th December Solar Eclipse
To watch this eclipse only use solar eclipse glasses with the certification of “ISO 12312-2 international standard”. If you don’t have the glasses then you can use this poster published by the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai.
Because it’s an annular eclipse please don’t watch the eclipse without proper eye protection. It could permanently damage your eyes.
Where To See Solar Eclipse In World
In addition, the eclipse will be visible in parts of India in states like Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Karnataka. Moreover, NASA created an eclipse map and announce it will be visible from Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Qatar, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Northern Mariana Islands. You can watch the below map for the eclipse path.
M.P. Birla Planetarium, Kolkata published a time table that shows the estimated time of the eclipse at different placed in India.
Notice: All the times in the bellow table are in IST.
26th December Solar Eclipse Live Streaming Websites
Tharulowa Digital will begin live streaming from 8:30 am IST. You can watch annular solar eclipse 2019 live from here.
Or, at 8:30 IST you can watch Sloosh.com live stream from Singapore, Middle East, and India.
There is nothing to afraid of this solar eclipse. This is the last solar eclipse of 2019. So don’t forget to share this with your friends.
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