Last solar eclipse of 2020 today: Everything you need to know

First Published Dec 14, 2020, 9:53 AM IST

The second and final solar eclipse of 2020 will be a total solar eclipse. However, only people living in South American countries of Chile and Argentine would be able to witness the total eclipse.

<p>According to reports, the celestial event will begin at 7:03 PM IST and will peak at 9:43 PM IST before ending at 12:23 AM IST on December 15.<br />
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<p>Those in India need not be disaheartened. Those wanting to see the celestial awe-inspiring moment can view it live courtesy US space agency NASA.<br />
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<p>According to solareclipse.info, the next total solar eclipse that will be visible from India is expected to happen on March 20, 2034.</p>

According to reports, the celestial event will begin at 7:03 PM IST and will peak at 9:43 PM IST before ending at 12:23 AM IST on December 15.
 

Those in India need not be disaheartened. Those wanting to see the celestial awe-inspiring moment can view it live courtesy US space agency NASA.
 

According to solareclipse.info, the next total solar eclipse that will be visible from India is expected to happen on March 20, 2034.

<p><strong>What's a solar eclipse?</strong><br />
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<p>A solar eclipse happens when the moon casts a shadow on Earth, fully or partially blocking the Sun's light in some areas.&nbsp;<br />
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<p>The total eclipse, when the Sun is completely blocked by the moon, will last up to 2 minutes and 40 seconds, depending on your location.<br />
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<p>Observers within the path of totality will be able to see the Sun's corona (weather permitting).&nbsp;Observers outside this path will see a partial eclipse.<br />
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<p>After the 2020 solar eclipse, the next total solar eclipse visible over South America will be on Saturday, December 4, 2021.</p>

What's a solar eclipse?
 

A solar eclipse happens when the moon casts a shadow on Earth, fully or partially blocking the Sun's light in some areas. 
 

The total eclipse, when the Sun is completely blocked by the moon, will last up to 2 minutes and 40 seconds, depending on your location.
 

Observers within the path of totality will be able to see the Sun's corona (weather permitting). Observers outside this path will see a partial eclipse.
 

After the 2020 solar eclipse, the next total solar eclipse visible over South America will be on Saturday, December 4, 2021.

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