SPACE periodically organizes observations during special celestial events at schools and at public places to provide a great viewing opportunity for students and the Indian community as part of a public outreach program. Such events include conjunctions when celestial objects appear close to each other. The final solar eclipse of the year 2019 which will be visible as a "Ring of Fire” on December 26th, 2019. The Eclipse will be visible from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, India, Sumatra, Borneo, Guam, and the Philippines. During this time span, the sky watchers in other parts of Asia, Australia, and Africa will be able to see a partial eclipse.
ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE ON 26TH DECEMBER 2019.
It’s a celestial observation and a celebration of the Annular Solar Eclipse.
During this solar eclipse, the moon will cross directly in front of the sun. However, because the eclipse occurs just a few days after the moon reaches apogee — its farthest distance from Earth — its apparent size in the sky will be smaller than the sun. This means that it won't block the sun entirely, but it will instead turn the sun into a blazing "Ring of Fire" from Earth's perspective.
The first location to see the annular eclipse is 137 miles (220 km) northeast of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Guam will be the last place on Earth to see the eclipse. The island will see the annular eclipse last for more than 3 minutes, and the sun will set before the partial phase of the eclipse has ended.
To safely observe the sun or watch an eclipse, you need special protective eye wear or eclipse goggles. Basic sunglasses, even those with UV protection, will not be sufficient to protect your eyes. If you're planning to document the eclipse with any photo equipment, there are special solar filters you can add to make sure the remaining ring of sunlight doesn't take a toll on your vision.
The another safest way to observe an eclipse is indirectly, using of a pinhole camera which can be made easily at home. If you must document one of these events, with a simple, wide-angle snap will capture the moment, even if you're using your smartphone camera.
In India, the Eclipse will start at 08:03 AM and will end at 12:02 PM, which will vary according to the location.
To know the time and the longitude and the latitude of the different location for the solar eclipseCLICK HERE.
HOW TO CONDUCT AN ACTIVITY?
Various organizations, scientific groups, and Astronomy enthusiasts can join in this Eclipse celebration. The aim of the event is to eradicate the age-old myth with the help of fun-filled activities. Each of the institutions is requested to register before-hand to get included in the celebration. Kindly find the complete details of the event.
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