Parts of South America set to experience total solar eclipse today, NASA shares post

If you are a space enthusiast and planning to catch the event, then you may find this post helpful.
The image shows a total solar eclipse.(NASA)
The image shows a total solar eclipse.(NASA)
Updated on Dec 15, 2020 12:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New DElhi | By Srimoyee Chowdhury

Pictures and videos of a full solar eclipse can easily amaze one. This particular celestial event has fuelled the curiosity of humankind for a long time and is an incredible phenomenon to observe. NASA has shared a post to inform tweeple about the recurrence of this phenomenon on December 14, Monday, in some parts of South America. If you are a space enthusiast and planning to catch the event, then you may find this post helpful. Even if you’re not, the information shared in the post may still educate and fascinate you, nonetheless.

“A total solar eclipse will pass over Chile and Argentina on Dec. 14 — meaning that the Moon will line up just right between the Sun and Earth, casting its shadow on Earth’s surface,” explains the caption simply.

Take a look at the post by NASA:

The share has garnered over 7,100 likes and enthusiastic comments from netizens. People expressed their eagerness to witness the celestial phenomenon.

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has also shared about the event. “Total Solar Eclipse Monday. The Moon’s fast-moving shadow makes landfall in Chile, just south of Santiago, then crosses Argentina,” informs the caption by Tyson.

You can read more about how and where you can watch the eclipse by checking out this blog.

What do you think of this special event? Are you eager to experience it too?

Also Read | Last solar eclipse of 2020 to occur today, will not be visible in India

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