Tonight's solar eclipse won't be visible in India — but here's how you can still watch it live

Tonight's solar eclipse won't be visible in India — but here's how you can still watch it live
Representative image: Total solar eclipseNASA
  • Tonight's solar eclipse will be the only total solar eclipse of the year.
  • Unfortunately it won't be visible over India since it's scheduled to start after 7:00 pm, when the Sun will have set.
  • Sky gazers across the country can still catch the elipse live on the many streams scheduled to broadcast the annual event live across YouTube, Facbeook and other social media channels.
The total solar eclipse scheduled to occur tonight, on December 14, won’t be visible in India. But you can still catch a clear view of the live-action on the many live streams scheduled for tonight that will be broadcasting from Argentina.

1. NASA’s live coverage of the 2020 total solar eclipse
US space agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), will be live streaming the total solar eclipse on 14 December 2020 on its official channel on YouTube called NASA Television.

However, NASA’s live commentary will be in Spanish. Another live stream of the total solar eclipse, without narration, will be available on NASA’s media channel.

The first two will take live streams from Chile and Argentina from various eclipse-chasers with telescopes trained on the Sun and Moon, while the latter will have only its own production team on the ground.

2. Slooh will live stream the December 14 total eclipse in English
Slooh will live stream its “Great South American Total Solar Eclipse Live Show” on YouTube.


In collaboration with the La Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC), the commentary will be provided by Chief Astronomical Officer Paul Cox.

Three hours and 15 minutes of coverage will begin at 8:00 pm Indian Standard Time (IST) on the observatory’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.

3, Live view of the total solar eclipse from four different parts of Argentina
The commentary will be in Spanish, but Diario 10 Digital will broadcasting live on YouTube from four locations in the Río Negro Province.

The live stream of the total solar eclipse will begin at 11:30 am local time in Argentina, which is 9:30 pm in India.

4, Time and Date’s live stream of the 2020 total solar eclipse on website and YouTube
Time and Date will be live streaming the total solar eclipse on their website as well as on their YouTube channel. The broadcast is scheduled to begin at 8:00 pm on December 14.

5 Exploratorium’s coverage of 2020’s only total solar eclipse
Exploratorium had earlier planned to send a team to Chile to live stream images from the ground but had to cancel its plans due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, they will be plugging into NASA’s live stream with commentary of their own, both on YouTube and Facebook.

Exploratorium also has a mobile app, available on both Apple and Google app stores, that you can also use to plug into the live stream.

6. CosmoSapiens will also be live streaming the December 14 total solar eclipse on YouTube

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