Thursday, December 26, 2019

Solar Eclipse today


Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu will witness the annual Solar Eclipse today. This annular solar eclipse will also be visible from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam.

The eclipse will begin at 8.04 a.m. when the moon 'touches' the sun's edge, and at 9.24 a.m. the eclipse will start. At 9.26 a.m., the maximum eclipse would occur, when the moon is closest to the centre of the sun. By 9.27 a.m. the full eclipse will end, and by 11.05 a.m. the moon will leave the edges of the sun, ending the partial eclipse. The total eclipse will last for 3.12 minutes.
 
It is not advisable to look at the Sun during the solar eclipse with naked eyes. Only eclipse glasses that have a certification with "ISO 12312-2 international standard" are safe for use, according to NASA. Other options are the number 14 welder's glass or a pinhole projector that allows a user to project the image of the sun on paper or cardboard