The only total solar eclipse in 2019 will take place today
- The world will witness the total
solar eclipseof the year — but India will not be able to view it.
- The total solar eclipse will be visible in South Pacific region and some parts of South America, but not in Asian countries including India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nepal.
- As per the Indian Standard Time (IST), the eclipse will begin at 10:25 p.m. tomorrow, on 2 July and will last for four minutes and 33 seconds.
As per the Indian Standard Time (IST), the eclipse will begin at 10:25 PM on Tuesday (2 July) and will last for four minutes and 33 seconds. However, it will last twice as long as the previous total solar eclipse in August 2017, at two minutes and 40 seconds.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA) will live stream the images and coverings of the total solar eclipse this year, NewsNation reported.
While the solar eclipse’s umbra will shadow the Earth for 161 minutes, it will make a second landfall in the last four minutes. The eclipse occur during the night according to Indian time, which is why Indians will miss it.
The eclipse will traverse 6,000 miles, over parts of Chile, Argentina and South-Pacific region, but will not be visible from Asian countries including India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nepal among others.
Total solar eclipse, which occurs when the Sun, Moon and Earth forms a path of totality with the Moon blocking the Sun rays from stretching to the Earth.
The next total solar eclipse will happen in December 2020, next year. The last eclipse occurred in August 2017.
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