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Total solar eclipse to be seen over parts of South America

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The Last Total Solar Eclipse Was Several Years Ago. Credit PA

In contrast to the 2017 eclipse, the moon's umbral shadow this time will be visible just from Chile, Argentina and a uninhabited South Pacific island. While the eclipse won't be visible in India, it can be seen in the South Pacific region of the world. In a nutshell, the moon completely covers the entire surface the sun unlike an annual solar eclipse where the Moon partially blocks the light of the Sun. Total solar eclipse is going to begin at 3.22 pm local time in Chile.

The ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile will live stream the solar eclipse from 21:00 SAST.

In 2017, millions of people in the United States witnessed the phenomena, with a full solar eclipse visible in parts of 14 states and a partial eclipse seen in almost the entire country.

There are four types of solar eclipses: partial, annular, total and hybrid.

For those baffled about the term, Total Solar Eclipse, or which countries would experience it and how to view it, we've put down together a list of everything you need to know about the total solar eclipse 2019.

People are advised not to glare with bare eyes towards the sky during the solar eclipse be it morning or night as it may affect their sight.

The museum also has a dedicated app for the total solar eclipse on iOS and Android.

Regular sunglasses aren't cut out for watching the solar eclipse.

The live stream will kick off at 12:53 am IST which means it will be July 3 by the time this celestial event starts. We talk to Dr Ikeda Lal, Delhi-based opthamologist, who clarifies numerous doubts about solar eclipse and what is it that people should actually do during an eclipse. Depending on the position of the earth moon and sun during the eclipses, they can be partial or total meaning they will be hidden from the sight for a brief period of time either partially or fully.

An eclipse should not be seen with the naked eye as it can cause damage to the eye. However, the total solar eclipse will not be visible anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere.

Jessica Banks, a Waldorf kindergarten teacher from Portland, Oregon, was among them, and said she had also observed the North American eclipse in 2017.

If you want to take a picture of the solar eclipse, you will need a DSLR camera to get it right.

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