It’s happening! A total solar eclipse is going down in southeast Asia on March 9 (local time) and you can watch the phenomenon happen on March 8 thanks to this live stream. Check it out!
The sun will be completely blocked by the moon for just a few minutes in Indonesia and other parts of southeast Asia this week…and you don’t wanna miss it! Luckily, the rare event is being live streamed, so even if you’re not one of the lucky few to live in the specific area the total eclipse is taking place, you can still watch right here on March 8!
This will be a total solar eclipse, meaning the sun is completely obscured by the moon for a brief period of time. A solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the sun and Earth, and when everything is aligned just perfectly, the sun is blocked, darkening the skies completely for just a few moments. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE SOLAR ECLIPSE FROM INDONESIA.
Total solar eclipses actually happen more often than you’d expect — about every 18 months or so — but can only be seen from very specific locations each time. This time around, it’ll be certain islands in the Pacific, like Indonesia, where people will get a quick glimpse at the phenomenon. It’s expected to go down between 8:38 p.m. and 8:43 p.m. EST on March 8, while other nearby areas will experience partial solar eclipses. FOLLOW ALONG WITH NASA AS THIS ALL GOES DOWN.
What’s so interesting about this eclipse is that it occurs on March 9 local time in Indonesia, but when it ends in Hawaii, it will still only be March 8. Yup, it’s ending a day before it’s beginning! And if you’re in the U.S. and totally intrigued by this phenomenon, you don’t have to wait too long to possibly see it for yourself, because there’s a solar eclipse expected to be visible from America in Aug. 2017. And for now, you can follow along with everything here!
HollywoodLifers, are you checking out the total eclipse?!