Next Total Solar Eclipse will be on July 2, 2019, reported by NASA
If you by chance missed the opportunity to watch the Total Solar Eclipse last time when it occurred you will be more than happy to know that NASA has confirmed that on July 2, 2019, the Eclipse will occur again. That is approximately two years from the last time the phenomenon occurred in August 2017. The upcoming eclipse is expected to last for four minutes and 33 seconds at its peak, longer than the two minutes and 40 seconds two years ago.
For those who are unaware, a Solar eclipse takes place when the Sun, Moon and the Earth are in a straight line, and the Moon blocks the light of the Sun to fall on earth casting a shadow on some parts of mother earth.
NASA confirms that the Eclipse will start off from the coast of New Zealand and will reach its totality in parts of South Pacific, Chile, and Argentina. The eclipse in totality will be seen in La Silla in Chile for 36 seconds and the partial eclipse will be seen in Ecuador, Brazil, and Uruguay. As a result, Elqui Valley in Chile will see more than quarter-million visitors descend down there to take a good look of the full Eclipse.
Space.com reports that the partial eclipse will start at 12:55 pm EDT (10:25 pm India time) over the Pacific ocean. It is also coming to our notice that the maximum duration of the eclipse will happen over the Pacific Ocean, so observers on boats, ships, or airplanes might be able to catch the view for the longest possible amount of time. As the eclipse will fall at a time when it will be night in India, it will not be visible in the country.
If you are from a country like India, from where you cannot catch the solar eclipse this year, then you might want to look for the next one which is slated for December 14, 2020. We cannot tell for sure that you will definitely see the eclipse next time as it will depend upon where you live and what area eclipse will cover in 2020 but there might be a better chance for you to get a hold of the eclipse view next time it appears.