Second total solar eclipse of year ends - UPDATED
- 14 December 2020
The second solar eclipse of the year is over, APA reports.
The total solar eclipse started at 17:34 and ended at 22:53 and lasted for 5 hours and 19 minutes.
The maximum eclipse was at 20:15.
The last and final total solar eclipse of this year occurs today, APA reports citing First Post.
The last and final total solar eclipse of this year will occur today, APA reports citing First Post.
It will start at 08:03 pm IST and will end at 11:24 pm IST. However, large parts of the southern end of South America i.e. parts of Chile and Argentina will plunge into total darkness as the moon passes between the Earth. Part of South Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Antarctica will be able to see at least a partial solar eclipse.
According to NASA, sometimes when the moon orbits Earth, it moves between the sun and Earth. When this happens, the moon blocks the light of the sun from reaching Earth. This causes an eclipse of the sun or solar eclipse. During a solar eclipse, the moon casts a shadow onto Earth.