Don’t miss your chance to watch the only total solar eclipse of 2016.
The moon is scheduled to completely obscure the sun in what will be the only total solar eclipse of 2016. While the total solar eclipse will only be viewable from land in parts of Indonesia, viewers around the world will be able to watch it all online.
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between Earth and the sun, partially or completely obstructing its view. When the moon completely occludes the sun it is known as a total solar eclipse. Solar eclipses can only occur during new moons, as that is the only time the sun and moon are in an alignment with Earth known as syzygy.
The point at which the moon completely obscures the sun, known as totality, is set to begin at 7:37 p.m. EST on Tuesday, March 8, and will last for only a few minutes. At this time, only the sun’s solar corona will be visible and the moon will cast a large shadow on Earth.
While there will be an annular solar eclipse scheduled to occur on Sept. 1, this will be the only total solar eclipse of 2016. ...