Basic Astronomy

Total solar eclipse on 2nd July 2019

2nd July 2017 Solar eclipse animation

(Animation of the Solar eclipse. Image credit NASA.)

On 2nd July 2019, a total solar eclipse will take place. The eclipse can be visible from South in North America, most of South America and Pacific.

The next total solar eclipse will occur on 14th December 2020 which will be visible from South in Africa, most of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Antarctica.

A solar eclipse take place when Moon passes between Sun and Earth and shadow of moon totally or partially obscures Sun for a viewer on Earth. A total solar eclipse take place when apparent diameter of the Moon is larger than apparent diameter of the Sun, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness for few moments.

Visibility

The eclipse can be visible from South in North America, most of South America and Pacific.

Timing

Event UTC Time
First location to see the partial eclipse begin 2 Jul, 16:55:13
First location to see the full eclipse begin 2 Jul, 18:01:08
Maximum Eclipse 2 Jul, 19:22:57
Last location to see the full eclipse end 2 Jul, 20:44:46
Last location to see the partial eclipse end 2 Jul, 21:50:34

How to watch solar eclipse?

You need to take some precautions to watch solar eclipse, otherwise you may risk your eyes. You should never try to look directly towards Sun during eclipse with the naked eye or with any optical device, such as binoculars or a telescope.

Do not use sunglasses, smoked glass, exposed color film, X-ray films, photographic neutral density filters or Polaroid filters. They are NOT safe for your eyes.










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