The last Eclipse of the year 2020
The last eclipse of this year will be a total one where the Moon completely blocks the Sun giving us a spectacular view of the solar atmosphere, the corona. This eclipse is the only Total Solar Eclipse of the year that will cross South American countries like Chile and Argentina on Monday, December 14, 2020 beginning at 7:03 PM IST with the peak at 9:43 PM IST before ending at 12:23 AM IST on December 15. This Solar Eclipse will not be visible from the major parts of the world including India due to its time and the earth’s rotations and revolutions around its axis and orbit respectively.
To know more about the last eclipse of the year, visit: https://www.aries.res.in/node/846
A Solar Eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and therefore the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. A complete eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun's, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs during a narrow path across surface, with the partial eclipse visible over a surrounding region thousands of kilometers wide.
India witnessed the Annual Solar Eclipse on 21 June 2020 and to utilize the opportunity to popularize science in general and astronomy in particular among the people, Vigyan Prasar organized National Campaign on Annular Solar Eclipse on 21st June 2020 through our web portal.
To know more, visit: https://www.indiascienceandtechnology.gov.in/annular-solar-eclipse