Last eclipse of 2021 on Dec 4; will not be visible in India

The eclipse will occur from 10.59 a.m. to 3.07 p.m. on December 4. The greatest phase of the eclipse will occur at 1:04 pm when the maximum part of the sun disk will be covered by the moon.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  4 Dec 2021 2:52 AM GMT
Last eclipse of 2021 on Dec 4; will not be visible in India

Hyderabad: The fourth and last eclipse of 2021 will occur on December 4.

The total solar eclipse will not be visible in India. It will be visible in Antarctica, extreme South Africa, extreme South Australia, the South Atlantic Ocean, and the South Indian Ocean.

The eclipse will occur from 10.59 a.m. to 3.07 p.m. on December 4. The greatest phase of the eclipse will occur at 1:04 pm when the maximum part of the sun disk will be covered by the moon.

Sky gazers in Antarctica will witness the entire disk of the Sun obscured for a total duration of 1.57 minutes at 1:04 p.m. Whereas, across the world, people in a few places of the southern hemisphere on Earth will witness this eclipse partially, either at the beginning or the end.

The last eclipse of the sun occurred in India on June 21 2020 which was the 'Annular Solar Eclipse'. The next solar eclipse will occur on Oct 25, 2022. The partial solar eclipse will be visible in India.

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth in such a way that the sun is wholly or partially obscured. This can only happen during a new moon when the sun and moon are in conjunction as seen from the Earth.

Astrophiles can watch the phenomenon online

A view of the total solar eclipse from Union Glacier, Antarctica, will be streamed on NASA YouTube Channel and https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive. from 12:00 pm to 2:07 p.m IST on Dec 4, 2021.

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