Annular Solar Eclipse In 26th December 2019: Time, Where and How To Watch

26th December 2019 Annular Solar Eclipse Time, Where and How To Watch

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,

  1. Total solar eclipse
  2. Partial solar eclipse
  3. 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.

Difference between 3 types of solar eclipses
The above diagram shows a total solar eclipse (A), annular eclipse (B) and partial solar eclipse (C). Image via Wikimedia Commons.

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.

Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai poster part 1
Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai poster part 2
Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai poster part 3


Because it’s an annular eclipse please don’t watch the eclipse without proper eye protection. It could permanently damage your eyes.

Read More-: Why 22th December is the longest night of the year

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.

Solar eclipse path in the world

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.

M.P. Birla Planetarium, Kolkata published time table for 26th December eclipse

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 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.

If you have any queries please let us know. Thanks!

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