2019 is turning out to be one of the most celestially significant years and on Christmas day, we are going to witness the most dangerous solar eclipse of the year.
If you missed out on the solar eclipses this year, now is your chance to make up for it. On Christmas Day, the "third, final, and most dangerous" solar eclipse is set to occur, as reported by Forbes. It might not be as big and magnificent as the previous solar eclipses, especially in comparison to the one that took place on August 21, 2017, but it will be quite dangerous.
If you are planning on watching the eclipse, make sure to carry a pair of solar eclipse glasses so that you won't be blinded while watching the celestial phenomenon, and if you are well-prepared, you can enjoy it with the entire family on Christmas day.
As reported by Forbes, the eclipse won't really be visible from North America. The event will start on December 26. Adding to that, the New Moon is slightly further away than usual, which means it will appear smaller in the sky.
So, it will block a small chunk of the sun's disk at the center and if you are watching the eclipse, you're likely to see a ring around the Sun. Experts have said that the eclipse is expected to last for a maximum of three minutes and 40 seconds.
Because of the nature of the eclipse, the event is being referred to as the "ring of light" or "ring of fire." This rare phenomenon will be visible at sunrise from the Middle East, in countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Oman and the people of South Asia and Southeast Asia will also be able to witness the astronomical phenomenon.
If you live in southern India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Singapore, or Malaysia, you're likely to get a good view of the solar eclipse. The Sun is expected to form a ring east of Guam in the Pacific Ocean and the moon will block about 97 percent of the Sun.
But, don't look at it with the naked eye. If you are watching the event with telescopes or binoculars, you will need solar filters for the lenses so you don't damage them.