To those who are in or will be going in the Eastern stretches of the world next week, then you might get treated to witness a solar eclipse.
An total solar eclipse – where the Sun is completely blocked by the Moon – is likely to be noticeable from particular parts of Indonesia (and also the center of the Pacific Ocean). Nevertheless, bigger portions of the Southeast Asia, East Asia and Australia will be able to witness a partial eclipse, where some although not all the Sunlight is blocked.
The phenomenon will take place between 11:19 p.m. GMT on March 8 and 1:59 a.m. GMT on March 9. In areas where the total eclipse is seen, totality (total darkness) may happen for around four minutes. The video from NASA below depicts the areas where the total eclipse will be visible.
Solar eclipses happen once the Moon strays between the Sun and the Earth and briefly blocking out the sun. There are usually at least two solar eclipses all over the world each year, but the likelihood of being within the correct location in the correct period is rather slender while that may make sure they are seem fairly typical. For instance, the final total eclipse visible in USA was in 1979 followed by the next one in August 2017.
As stunning as the solar eclipse might be, looking in the Sun (even if it’s partly obscured out) for a couple of seconds may damage your eyes because of the extreme ultraviolet radiation. As a result, you have to utilize specialized gear to see them. You can either buy a set of solar eclipse glasses, or make your own personal eye wear as this NASA guide shows.
And to those who are not in Indonesia, a livestream of the total solar eclipse will be available on the Slooh website.