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Total solar eclipse 2019: Avoid these things during eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse 2019 will be happened today. People are said to take necessary precautions when Sun and Moon change their planetary positions.

Jul 2, 2019 10:49 IST
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Total solar eclipse 2019 is happening on July 2, 2019. Major impact of total solar eclipse will be visible in Chile, Argentina and South Pacific Ocean. It is believed that solar eclipse has an impact on the human body – physically and psychologically. There are several beliefs and practices related to a solar eclipse.

Eye Safety

It’s never safe to look at the sun’s rays directly, even if the sun is partially obscured. One must wear eclipse glasses at all times or use an indirect viewing method when watching a total solar eclipse. Looking at the solar eclipse without proper eye safety can cause permanent damage to your ratina or blindness.

As per the reports, this time the eclipse will last for four minutes and thirty-three seconds, which is more than the one happened in August 2017. That time the eclipse lasted for two minute and forty seconds. In India it will be happen at night 10.25pm so that people here will not be able to watch this. Next total solar eclipse will be visible in December 2020.

Total solar eclipse 2019: Areas of impact

This years’ total solar eclipse will be visible in Chile and Argentina only along with the areas of South Pacific. Path of eclipse totality is 9,600 kilometres out of which only 200 km island and the rest is South Pacific. The 200km wide strip of land covers La Serena, Chile, Argentina with these the solar eclipse will be partially visible in Uruguay, Ecuador, and Brazil. In India, solar eclipse will not visible in daytime as it will happen here at 10.25 PM, however, the total solar eclipse will start around 11.54 PM.

Total Solar Eclipse 2019: When to watch?

At 4.39 PM local time South Pacific and Southern Chile and Argentina will be plunged into rare afternoon darkness. It will be the first total solar eclipse since August 21, 2017, and the only only celestial event of its kind in 2019. Since the path of totality is limited to a narrow strip of land in South America and occurs late in the afternoon.

What is Total Solar Eclipse 2019?

A total solar eclipse involves complete blockage of the sunlight and can only be seen from a specific area on the earth's surface that lies on the path of totality. This is different from Solar eclipse as in solar eclipse when Moon passes between Sun and Earth, it blocks the light and a shadow appears on earth's surface and it can be seen from various locations.

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How to watch Total Solar Eclipse 2019 safely?

Never look directly at the Sun without proper eye protection. You can seriously hurt your eyes and even go blind. Projecting the Sun through a box projector, or projecting using binoculars or telescope, or simply two pieces of card is a safe and easy way to view a solar eclipse.

When India will witness Solar Eclipse?

At the end of year, on December 26, partial solar eclipse will be occurred in India. This solar eclipse will last for 2 hours, 40 minutes and 6 seconds. If the weather is fine at the end of the year then anyone will be able to see the view of this solar eclipse. The eclipse will start at 8.17 AM and it will end by 10.57 AM. Eclipse will be at its peak at 9.30 am. This will be the third and final solar eclipse of the year. It will be more clear in South India, it will be clearly visible in Kannur, Kozhikode, Madurai and Thrissur areas.

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