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Solar Eclipse 2021 Date and Time: These countries to witness last Surya Grahan of the year

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 3 December 2021, 12:15 IST
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The last month of the year has begun and people have already started preparation for Christmas and New Year celebrations. Ahead of these celebrations, the world will be going to witness the last total Solar Eclipse of the year on December 4.

However, the Solar eclipse would be visible from Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. However, this solar eclipse will not be visible in India.

Check out a list of countries or continents where solar eclipse or Surya Grahan would be visible:

The total solar eclipse would be visible in the southern part of the African continent especially from South Africa and Namibia. It will also be visible in a few southern parts of South America, some parts in the Indian Ocean, the South Atlantic Ocean, and some southern locations in the Australian continent that will witness a partial solar eclipse.
Cape Town and George in South Africa would see a partial Solar Eclipse. Swakopmund in Namibia and Melbourne and Hobart in Australia will also see the partial solar eclipse.

Solar Eclipse 2021: Date & Timings

  • Date- December 4, 2021
  • Partial Eclipse begins- It will begin at 10:59 am
  • Total Eclipse begins- Around 12:30 pm
  • Maximum eclipse will start at 01:03 pm
  • Full eclipse end at 01:36 pm
  • Partial eclipse end at 03:07 pm

Know how to see Solar Eclipse 2021:

Solar eclipse should not be watched with naked eyes as it could lead to serious damage to the eyes. Therefore, sky gazers are advised to either use binoculars or telescopes while witnessing the solar eclipse.

How does a solar eclipse happen?

When the Moon moves between the Earth and the Sun, a solar eclipse occurs. The phase of the Moon at this point is “New”.

Is Solar eclipse safe for pregnant women?

As per beliefs, it is being said that solar eclipse can affect pregnant women. According to religion and astrological beliefs, the solar eclipse or Surya Grahan is an inauspicious period during which pregnant women should not sleep and should stay inside the home.

Know where to watch:

Many countries like India, will not be able to witness the Surya Grahan or Solar eclipse, therefore, stargazers can watch the celestial event live online on December 4. The event will be live-streamed on NASA’s YouTube channel.

First published: 3 December 2021, 12:15 IST