The world will experience a total solar eclipse over the next two days, the first one since March of last year, and India is primed for a front row seat.

Total Solar eclipse occur when the Moon passes directly between the Earth and the Sun. This causes the Moon to cast a shadow directly onto the Earth’s surface, making it appear as if the Sun is disappearing. It’s an event that happens about once a year, but it’s rare to see an eclipse’s totality.

 

Total Solar eclipse
Image courtesy: NASA

 

Unfortunately for us, the range is too far out for it to be a Total Solar eclipse, but you’re still likely to great look, or even photos. Of course, plan ahead, set up any cameras you might need cause the eclipse will only last between half a minute to five.

And absolutely don’t forget to wear protective eyewear if you’re going to be staring at the sun for a while.