There is a SOLAR eclipse happening this weekend, but only the most fortunate will be able see it.
Only one spot on Earth will see the total eclipse, but others should experience a partial.
Can I see a solar eclipse on December 4, 2008?
Because it is visible only over Antarctica, the total solar eclipse of December 4th will be likely to be seen more by penguins than humans.
A partial solar eclipse is possible to view from certain locations in the Southern Hemisphere, and the event can also be watched live online.
Nasa This explains: “In some places, while viewers won’t get to see the total solar eclipse, they’ll instead experience a partial solar eclipse.
“This is when the Sun, Moon and Earth don’t exactly align.
“The Sun will appear as if it has a dark shadow only on a small portion of its surface.
“Viewers in parts of Saint Helena, Namibia, Lesotho, South Africa, South Georgia and Sandwich Islands, Crozet Islands, Falkland Islands, Chile, New Zealand, and Australia will see a partial solar eclipse on Dec. 4.”
Totality of the solar eclipse will occur at 2:44 EST (7.44 GMT).
Anyone who has the opportunity to view the eclipse with their eyes should never look directly at its Sun.
This applies regardless of whether the Sun is partially or fully covered. The sun’s rays can still cause damage to your eyes.
Recommendations include wearing solar eclipse glasses and watching online.
How to view December’s solar eclipse online
Weather permitting, Nasa will stream the eclipse live from Nasa You can watch it on YouTube channel.
Live streaming from Nasa will begin at 1:30 EST (6.30 GMT) and conclude at 3:37 EST (8.37 GMT).
The Union Glacier in Antarctica will provide a view of the total sunroof eclipse.
What is a total sun eclipse?
A total solar eclipse is when the Sun’s rays are completely blocked by the Moon.
The Sun is approximately 400 times bigger than that of the Moon. However, it’s 400 times further away to the Earth.
These ratios are perfect for the moon to eclipse the sun completely, provided that the alignment on Earth’s surface is correct.
What will happen if there is an eclipse? “total”It is called a “view from anywhere on the Earth” when it can be viewed from any location. “total solar eclipse”Even though it will be only a partial eclipse elsewhere, it will still be visible.
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