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Solar Eclipse 2020: Glimpses of last solar eclipse of the year

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Solar Eclipse 2020 Live: The total solar eclipse will last for two minutes and 10 seconds (Source: Getty Images/Thinkstock)

Solar Eclipse 2020: Earth witnessed its last solar eclipse of the year on December 14. Unfortunately, the total solar eclipse was not visible from India. The total solar eclipse began at 7:03 PM for IST, peaked at 9:43 PM and came to an end at 12:23 AM on December 15 as per timeanddate.com.

However, the total solar eclipse was visible for people living in parts of Chile and Argentina in South America. In southern parts of South America, south-west Africa and Antarctica, people witnessed a partial solar eclipse. The total solar eclipse occurs when the moon completely blocks the sun. The celestial event lasted for a total of two minutes and 10 seconds.

The previous solar eclipse of the year was an annular solar eclipse that occurred on June 21, 2020. Even though the total solar eclipse was not visible in India, people were able to watch it online on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) website.

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The next solar eclipse will be visible on June 10, 2021. However, as per solareclipse.info’s projections, the next total solar eclipse visible from India will occur on March 20, 2034.

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