Solar eclipse 2021 or surya grahan: How to watch, timings, visibility in India

  • Antarctica will be the only place on Earth to experience a full solar eclipse as the Sun, Moon, and our planet will fall in a direct line.
Many viewers will need to get a clear view of the horizon to see the solar eclipse since, at several locations, it will occur before, during, and after sunrise or sunset.(File Photo / Reuters)
Many viewers will need to get a clear view of the horizon to see the solar eclipse since, at several locations, it will occur before, during, and after sunrise or sunset.(File Photo / Reuters)
Published on Dec 03, 2021 11:48 AM IST
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Some people in the southern hemisphere will have a chance to witness a total or partial solar eclipse on Saturday, December 4, when the moon moves between the Sun and Earth for one last time this year. The Moon will fully or partially block the Sun’s light in the southern hemisphere, casting a shadow in some areas on Earth. Antarctica will be the only place on Earth to experience a full solar eclipse as the Sun, Moon, and our planet will fall in a direct line.

In some places where the three celestial bodies won’t be exactly lined up, viewers will experience a partial solar eclipse. People living in Saint Helena, Namibia, Lesotho, South Africa, South Georgia and Sandwich Islands, Crozet Islands, Falkland Islands, Chile, New Zealand, and Australia will see a partial solar eclipse.

Many viewers will need to get a clear view of the horizon to see the solar eclipse since, at several locations, it will occur before, during, and after sunrise or sunset.

How to experience the solar eclipse from countries where it won’t be visible?

People in India and all other countries in the northern hemisphere can see the solar eclipse via a live webcam. Weather permitting, Nasa will live stream a view of the total solar eclipse from Union Glacier, Antarctica on YouTube and on nasa.gov/live. The streaming will start at 1:30am EST (12pm IST) and the stream ends at 3:37 am (2.07pm IST).

Solar eclipse enthusiasts are advised to never look directly at the Sun, even if the Sun is partly or mostly obscured. Viewers watching a solar eclipse must wear solar viewing or eclipse glasses throughout the entire eclipse if they face the Sun.

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