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Solar Eclipse 2019 happening: Timing, Places that witnesses the eclipse, How to watch live

Solar Eclipse 2019 in India today, timings, how to watch live: The last solar eclipse of the year 2019 is happening right now, that is on December 26. Some parts of India such as Kerala witnesses the eclipse while people in other parts of the country are unable to watch it due to cloudy sky.

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: December 26, 2019 9:11:18 am
Solar eclipse 2019 India Time Some parts of India like Kerala, Tamil Nadu witnesses celestial phenomenon.

Solar Eclipse 2019 Today Timing, How to watch it live in India: The annual solar eclipse of 2019 is happening right now, which is the day after  Christmas. Some parts of India such as Kerala witnesses the eclipse while people in other parts of the country are unable to watch it due to cloudy sky. It is reported that in Kerala, the eclipse is clearly visible in some of the northern districts of Kannur, Kasargode, Kozhikode and Wayanad.

The celestial event will fall over the Eastern hemisphere of the earth and visible from India, Saudia Arabia, Qatar, Malaysia, Oman, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Marina Islands, and Borneo.

The final solar eclipse of the year is also going to be an annular one that forms a “ring of fire” in the sky. A solar eclipse happens when the Moon comes between the path of the Sun and the Earth, casting its shadow on the planet. An annular eclipse is quite different from a total solar eclipse in the sense that the Moon blocks the Sun from the centre but leaves the rims visible, creating a ring of fire.

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Solar eclipse 2019 timing

As per the information available on, the celestial event will begin in India at 7:59 am with a partial eclipse when the moon touches the edge of the Sun. The annular phase or the full eclipse will start at 9:04 am whereas the maximum eclipse will start at 10:47 am when the moon is closest to the centre of the sun.

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Read how to watch Solar Eclipse 2019 and other details in Malayalam

The full eclipse will end by 12:30 pm and by 1:35 pm, the moon will leave the edges of the Sun, ending the partial eclipse. Notably, the timings may differ a bit for every region.

solar eclipse 2019, final solar eclipse 2019, last solar eclipse 2019, eclipse december 26 where to watch, solar eclipse dec 26 timing, solar eclipse timing Solar Eclipse 2019 Date: NASA tracks the path of the annular eclipse of December 26 on Google Maps.

Where to watch the annular solar eclipse 2019

As per Eclipseportal, the annular solar eclipse of December 26 will begin around 180 kilometres west of Dammam in eastern Saudi Arabia. In India, the eclipse will reach from the west coast of Southern India and Coimbatore will be the first major city to see the annular eclipse.

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NASA’s map on the December 26 eclipse suggests that the path of the eclipse will cross in a south-easterly direction. Cities falling on the eclipse’s path across Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu will also be able to see the “ring of fire”. It is advised not to see the eclipse with naked eyes and use solar eclipse glasses instead of ordinary polaroid filters.

If you are in a region where you cannot witness the final solar eclipse of 2019 directly, you can head over to the website. You can watch the live stream of the eclipse on the website around 8:30 am IST.

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First published on: 24-12-2019 at 12:51:10 pm

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