A full or partial solar eclipse takes place when the Earth, the Sun, and the Moon get aligned in such a way that a portion of the Earth is covered by the shadow of the Moon which blocks the Sunlight falling on it.
Surya Grahan (Solar Eclipse) will be visible in India on Saturday, December 4, 2021. The Solar Eclipse which will occur on December 4, 2021, will last for four hours and eight minutes, starting at 12:30 PM (IST) and reaching its peak at 1:03 PM (IST).
- The southern tip of South America, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand can also see partial phases of the eclipse but it won’t be visible from India.
- The eclipsed Sun should not be viewed with the naked eye, even for a very short time. It will cause permanent damage to the eyes leading to blindness even when the moon covers most portion of the Sun.
- The last Surya Grahan or Solar Eclipse of this year will begin at 10:59 am. The total eclipse will start at 12:30 pm and the maximum eclipse will take place at 1:03 pm.
- The path of the moon’s umbral shadow begins in the Southern Ocean about 300 miles (500 km) southeast of the Falkland islands, crosses the Antarctic continent, and ends at sunset in the Southern Ocean.
- Viewers within the much broader path of the moon’s penumbral shadow, which includes the Southern Ocean, southern Africa and the southeastern corner of Australia and Tasmania, will see a partial eclipse.