- Today will be a rare sight of the only total solar eclipse of the year
- Solar eclipse will be visible only in some parts including Antarctica
- The last solar eclipse of the year can be seen on NASA’s website
This year’s only total solar eclipse is going to happen today. Parts of Antarctica will be completely dark for two to four minutes on Saturday. A rare sight of the Moon covering the Sun can be seen on the edge of the Ronne Ice Shelf in Antarctica around 1 pm Indian time. Antarctica has long summer days since October and the sun won’t set until April. In such a situation, this eclipse will give relief to Antarctica for some time.
The only total solar eclipse of the year will not be visible on most parts of the Earth. A partial eclipse will be visible in the Southern Hemisphere, including parts of Australia, Chile and New Zealand. A solar eclipse occurs approximately every six months when the Moon comes between the Earth and the Sun while orbiting. The next total solar eclipse will occur on April 8, 2024 and will be widely visible in parts of Canada, Mexico and the US.
Total solar eclipse will not be visible in Europe
It is believed that Europe will not see a total eclipse in this century. A total solar eclipse is an extremely rare astronomical event because during this time the Earth, Moon and Sun move in a straight line. During this the sky becomes dark and the day feels like night. However, during this time the corona of the Sun can be seen around the Moon.
Rare sight will not be seen in India
It will not be visible in India but a partial solar eclipse will be visible in parts of South Africa and Namibia. According to the US space agency NASA, interested people who want to watch the solar eclipse can watch the live stream on NASA’s official website and YouTube channel. The live streaming is expected to begin at 12 noon Indian time and end at 2:07 pm.
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