Annular solar eclipse to be visible in Kerala on December 26
Kottakkal: A ring solar eclipse will appear after eight years. This will be visible only from Kerala on December 26. Annular solar eclipse is when the sun appears like a ring of fire. This happens when the moon is comparatively at a larger distance from the earth.
Astronomy expert Professor K Papputty claims that the best view of this annular solar eclipse can be seen from Kalpetta. But since the place is largely covered in fog, it is not clear how much of the eclipse will be visible.
The eclipse will be more visible in the northern districts of Kasargod, Kannur, Kozhikode, Malappuram. The eclipse will be visible between 8.05 am and 11.15 am. However, it is not safe to view the eclipse with the naked eye, instead eclipse viewer glasses can be used.
The last annular solar eclipse was seen in 2011, where the complete ring was seen in Kovalam. Next eclipse of this kind will be seen in 2031 in southern Kerala.