As star observers capture Jupiter, Saturn, and Venus in the night sky, two celestial events will dominate the weekend: a total solar eclipse and a new supermoon. While the Total Solar Eclipse will take place on December 4, the Super New Moon will take shape from December 3.
The eclipse of December 4 will be the last solar eclipse of the year when the Moon will move between the Sun and the Earth, casting a shadow on the Earth, totally or partially blocking the sunlight in some areas.
WHAT IS THE TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE?
A total solar eclipse occurs when the New Moon is between the Sun and the Earth and casts the darkest part of its shadow, the shadow, on Earth. A solar eclipse has five different phases from start to finish. The first phase is the beginning of the partial eclipse when the Moon becomes visible over the Sun’s disk. The second phase is the total eclipse when the Moon covers the entire disk of the Sun.
The third phase of the eclipse is when the Moon completely covers the Sun’s disk. Only the Sun’s corona is visible, this is called the maximum eclipse. It is this phase when the sky darkens. The next phase marks the beginning of the end of the eclipse with the Moon receding, allowing the Sun to reappear. The eclipse ends with the Moon completely removed from the Sun’s disk.
WHERE WILL THE TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE BE VISIBLE?
Antarctica will be the only place to witness a total solar eclipse. The total solar eclipse on December 4 will start at 10:59 IST, and the full eclipse will be visible at 12:30 IST. The maximum eclipse will be seen at 13:03 and the event will end at 15:07.
The partial eclipse will be visible in parts of South Australia, South Africa, South America, the Pacific, the Atlantic, the Indian Ocean and Antarctica.
SUPER NEW MOON WILL HAVE YOU ON DEC 3,4
While the Total Solar Eclipse will take place on December 4, sky observers will be able to observe the Super New Moon in the night sky on December 3, 4. According to timeanddate.com, when the Full Moon or a New Moon takes place in the nearest vicinity of the Moon. on Earth, its perigee is often called a supermoon.
The New Moon is when the Sun and the Moon are aligned, with the Sun and the Earth on opposite sides of the Moon. While humans will be able to see the Total Solar Eclipse with protected vision and visual equipment, they will not be able to see the New Moon because the alignment of the Sun, Moon, and Earth leaves the part of the Moon that is facing the Earth. in the dark.
Meanwhile, the New Moon is also high in the daytime sky, and because it rises and sets at the same time as the Sun, it leads to major brightness, which makes it difficult to see with the naked eye.