Solar Eclipse 2017 in India: Wondering when and where to watch this spectacular celestial event? Well, millions of people in the US want to be a part of the grand celestial event that takes places at 1 p.m. EDT (10.30 pm IST). NASA has been posting guidelines to be followed during the solar eclipse. The space organistation has a different section to cover the eclipse. But there will be millions on the other side of the world who would not be able to witness the eclipse. But they don’t have to worry as NASA is rushing to the rescue. The space agency will be live streaming the whole event on its official website nasa.gov.
Moreover, it will also live steam the eclipse on Facebook, Periscope, Youtube, Twitch TV and Ustream. According to the website, the space agency will start a preview show at 12 p.m. EDT (9.30 pm IST).
But what is the best way to view the eclipse? As NASA points out, people should not look directly at the sun’s ray during the course of the celestial event. NASA’s advice is that even those viewing the partial solar eclipse need to wear the special eclipse glasses at all times. According to NASA, during the really short period when the moon completely blocks the sun (period of totality), it is safe to look directly at the sun. But the caveat is that people should know when to put their glasses back on. Either way as a safety tip, best to view the solar eclipse with the special glasses protecting your eyes against the Sun’s harmful rays and avoiding damage.
According to the NASA, the period of totality will last for two minutes and 40 seconds. Notably, the next solar eclipse will be in 2019 in South Pacific, Chile and Argentina.