Solar Eclipse Occurs This Christmas 2019 ! How to Watch Online

                   Annular Solar Eclipse

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A solar eclipse that will be visible in most of India and that will light up the sky with a bright 'ring of fire' Thursday morning. The December 26 solar eclipse will be the last solar eclipse of the year. The solar eclipse will begin at around 8 am and will last for around six hours, ending shortly after 1:30 pm.

The December 26 solar eclipse is what is known as an 'annular eclipse'. Basically, this means that the Sun and the Moon will be positioned in a way to form the 'ring of fire' (we'll explain more later) -- the Moon won't be able to completely cover the Sun and so, the Sun's edges will be illuminated.


solar eclipse occurs when a portion of the Earth is engulfed in a shadow cast by the Moon which fully or partially blocks sunlight. This occurs when the Sun, Moon and Earth are aligned. Such alignment coincides with a new moon (syzygy) indicating the Moon is closest to the ecliptic plane.[1] In a total eclipse, the disk of the Sun is fully obscured by the Moon. In partial and annular eclipses, only part of the Sun is obscured.

                           Eclipse Today

If the Moon were in a perfectly circular orbit, a little closer to the Earth, and in the same orbital plane, there would be total solar eclipses every new moon. However, since the Moon's orbit is tilted at more than 5 degrees to the Earth's orbit around the Sun, its shadow usually misses Earth. A solar eclipse can only occur when the Moon is close enough to the ecliptic plane during a new moon. Special conditions must occur for the two events to coincide because the Moon's orbit crosses the ecliptic at its orbital nodes twice every draconic month (27.212220 days) while a new moon occurs one every synodic month (29.530587981 days). Solar (and lunar) eclipses therefore happen only during eclipse seasons resulting in at least two, and up to five, solar eclipses each year; no more than two of which can be total eclipses.

              Solar Eclipse  Precautions

  • One of the most commonly observed precautions is to not step out during the eclipse
  • Pregnant women are advised to take a bath especially to get rid of any kind of negative energy or rays which might be absorbed.
  • It is important to remember that these myths and harmful effects do not have any scientific backing to date.
  • Do not travel during the solar eclipse.
  • Doing any auspicious task must be avoided.
  • It is advised that one should not eat any food or drink water during the solar eclipse
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