Eclipses are no wonder one of the most exuberating celestial wonders that people love to gaze at. 2019 is more likely to be a year of stunning heavenly eclipses exhibiting a total of five eclipses over the year. Out of the total five eclipses, India will be spotting one partial lunar eclipse on July 16-17 whereas the other will be an annular solar eclipse that can be spotted on December 26. This is great news for the astronomy fanatics as they can again get drowned in selenological as well as helioseismological explorations during the eclipse.
Now getting into the details during the partial lunar eclipse of July 16-17, the moon is going to create a spectacular sight for the sky gazers diving about two-thirds of the way into Earth’s umbral shadow. This eclipse will be visible only on Europe, Australia, Africa, and southern Asia and so Indians are privileged to catch the sight of this breathtaking eclipse.
In the Annual Solar eclipse of 26th December, the sky will be treating the sky gazers with a ring-shaped solar eclipse towards the extremity of 2019. As per the researchers, the event will initiate at dawn north of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, with approximately 3 minutes of annularity. It will be best visible from the easternmost edge of Sumatra and can also be viewed by much of southern Asia including India, and Australia.
In a country like India where there is a mythological story or folklore with every celestial phenomenon, eclipses have significant importance. People believe a lot in the celestial powers of eclipse tending to believe that they influence their zodiac signs and their fates a lot. With the partial lunar eclipse and annular solar eclipse in India, let’s hope for the best influence for Indians as well as people all across the globe!