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Total Solar Eclipse 2019: Date, Time, Myths, Weather Affect and Astronomical Explanation

Total Solar Eclipse 2019 Date and Time in India: Solar Eclipse or commonly known as Surya Grahan in India, is all set to make its appearance on July 2, Tuesday. It is going to be visible on this very day and is also believed to last for around 4 minutes and 33 seconds. As per to the Bloomberg report, the solar eclipse is going to start off the coast of New Zealand with Chile and Argentina straight in the path of the whole. Total Solar Eclipse 2019 Live Streaming

HIGHLIGHTS
  • A total solar eclipse will occur today
  • Skywatchers can witness the event online via live streams
  • This is the only total solar eclipse that will occur this year

Total Solar Eclipse 2019

The phenomenon behind the solar eclipse is basic as it occurs when the Sun, Moon as well as Earth are all in a straight line in such a manner that the Moon blocks the rays of the Sun to reach the Earth’s atmosphere. In a total eclipse, the disk of the Sun is completely covered by the Moon. In partial and annular eclipses, only part of the Sun is covered.

Total eclipses are rare for the reason that the timing of the new moon within the eclipse season requires to be more precise for the position in the middle of the Earth and the centres of the Sun and Moon.

Total Solar Eclipse To Plunge This 11,000 Km Stretch Into Midday Darkness

However, eclipse is a natural phenomenon but in some places it is also connected to supernatural causes. In some of the ancient as well as modern cultures, a solar eclipse is recognised as supernatural cause as well as it is observed as bad omens. A total solar eclipse can be worrisome to those people who are not aware of its astronomical reason, as the Sun seems to vanish or fade away during the day and the sky darkens in a matter of minutes.

How to watch the solar eclipse 2019 live from anywhere in the world?

Coming back to upcoming total solar eclipses, so as per to the Space.com report, this solar eclipse is not going to be visible from India and most of the eclipse will be happening over the Pacific, with the partial eclipse that is going to begin at 12:55pm EDT (10:25pm IST).

The same report by Space.com also reveals that majority of this solar eclipse’s path is going to be falling over the South Pacific Ocean, which will begin at sunrise local time around 2,175 miles (or 4,000 kms) east-northeast of Wellington, New Zealand.

The reason behind solar eclipse not being visible from India is that, this solar eclipse is going to taking place at a time when it will be night here in India, so therefore, this solar eclipse is not going to be visible in our country.

As per to the report, the solar eclipse is going to cast a dark shadow over some parts of Chile and Argentina as well as in the remote areas of South Pacific. A partial eclipse is also going to be visible in the adjoining countries in South America.