Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Sky gazers and space enthusiasts seem to be all set to view tomorrow's celestial treat – the total solar eclipse.
Total solar eclipses occur when the moon comes between the Sun and the Earth, and casts the darkest part of its shadow on Earth.
However, for those who feel they will miss it, there's good news! US space agency NASA has decided to air a live feed of the eclipse NASA TV on Tuesday, March 8th at 8:00 pm EST!
As per reports, the celestial event will be partially visible in parts of Southeast Asia and Australia.
In India, it will occur on March 9. The partial phase of the eclipse will be visible in most places, except in north-west and western parts of the country. The total eclipse will begin at 5.47am (IST) and will continue till 9.08am, although the partial phase will end at 10.05am (IST).
However, start of partial phase of the eclipse will take place just after sunrise from the extreme Northeast India.
Furthermore, NASA has advised not to watch the eclipse with a naked eye. Because even when 99% of the sun’s surface is obscured by the moon, the unobscured sliver of the sun’s surface can cause permanent eye damage, leading to blindness.
View the eclipse using a solar-filtered telescope, eclipse glasses, or a pinhole projector.
Watch NASA's announcement regarding the live feed of the total solar eclipse below:
— NASASunEarth (@NASASunEarth) March 4, 2016