When and how to watch the last Solar Eclipse of 2021
New Delhi : The last solar eclipse of 2021 will happen on December 4, people in the Southern Hemisphere will be able to experience a total or partial eclipse of the Sun.
A solar eclipse happens when the Moon takes a position between Earth and Sun. As they all come in a straight line the shadow of moon covers the sun and creates an eclipse. People living at the centre of the Moon's shadow see a total eclipse, when the sky turns dark. The only place on Earth where the total solar eclipse will be visible on December 4 is Antarctica.
In a sad new for sky gazers living in India, the last solar eclipse will not be seen from the nation. People only in a few places will be able to view the partial solar eclipse — like Saint Helena, Namibia, Lesotho, South Africa, South Georgia and Sandwich Islands, Crozet Islands, Falkland Islands, Chile, New Zealand, and Australia.
Last solar eclipse of 2021: How to watch livestream
NASA has made arrangements to live broadcast the celestial event from Union Glacier, Antarctica. It will be streamed on YouTube and NASA Live. The space agency said the stream will start at 12pm IST. The eclipse will begin half an hour later and the totality phase will start at 1:14pm IST.
The space agency has also issued a warning against looking at the Sun directly during the eclipse. Instead, wear special solar viewing or eclipse glasses during the event.