The only total solar eclipse in 2019 to take place tomorrow

Solar Eclipse July 2019 Date and Time in India: The world is about to witness a total solar eclipse on July 2, which is likely to last a total of four minutes and 33 seconds.

Since the solar eclipse will best be seen from Chile and Argentina, it has been dubbed as the 2019 American Total Solar Eclipse.

"Unlike the 2017 eclipse, the path of totality (the 90-mile wide path of the Moon's umbral shadow) only makes landfall across a narrow stretch of Chile and Argentina". It means people from only a handful of countries will be able to witness it directly.

Solar eclipse or surya graham occurs when Moon passes between Earth and the Sun.

According to, most of the solar eclipse will be happening over the South Pacific Ocean.

The eclipse will take place on Tuesday, July 2, shortly after 16:30 local time (20:30 BST). Skywatchers in India will have to depend on live streaming by different platforms to watch July's solar eclipse.

As per Indian Standard Time, the full eclipse will begin at 11:31 pm on July 2 at the first location to see the full eclipse and last till 12:52 am on July 3 at the last location to see the full eclipse. The Surya Grahan will begin off the coast of New Zealand.

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The eclipse will reach totality over La Serena, Chile, at approximately 4:38 p.m. EST and continue across the Andes Mountains before ending in Chascomús, Buenos Aires, Argentina around 4:44 p.m.

Tomorrow's solar eclipse is the first of two this year and the only total eclipse of the Sun in 2019. A partial solar eclipse will be visible from Ecuador, Brazil, Uruguay, and Paraguay given the weather is conducive.

The first place in South America to see totality will be near La Serena in Chile, where the total eclipse will be visible at 16:39 local time (20:39 BST).

First, NASA has partnered with the San Francisco Exploratorium to broadcast the eclipse live on NASA TV and the space agency's website.

When is the next Total Solar Eclipse in the UK? Skywatchers in India can watch live streaming of the upcoming solar eclipse on YouTube here.

One should see the eclipse, with the help of telescopes, cameras, binoculars or pinhole projector with approved solar filters.

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