New York [USA]: People of the United States are all set to see a total solar eclipse, which will take place on Monday, 10.30 pm, according to Indian Standard Time.
The solar eclipse will start at 1 pm Eastern Time (10.30 pm IST) in Oregon, and end at 3 pm local time (12.30 am IST) in South Carolina, according to New York Times.
The last time an eclipse travelled across USA was in 1918 and the last time anyone in the United States witnessed a total solar eclipse was almost 40 years ago, on February 26, 1979.
According to many veteran eclipse chasers, people experiencing their first total solar eclipse should be ready to feel changed forever.
Even the conditions seem to be in favour of all the eclipse lovers, as the weather in Oregon and Tennessee would have clear skies.
But, places like Missouri, Nebraska and South Carolina could face the prospect of clouds and storms.
Scientists are making last-minute preparations for experiments they have been planning for years, even decades.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is all geared for the big event, as they said that it will provide “images captured before, during, and after the eclipse by 11 spacecraft, at least three NASA aircraft, more than 50 high-altitude balloons, and the astronauts aboard the International Space Station” all around the world.
The organisation’s website noted, “Over the course of 100 minutes, 14 states across the United States will experience more than two minutes of darkness in the middle of the day.”
And this is not all a partial lunar eclipse will also be seen from all of North America.
The moon will begin to get in the sun’s way over the Pacific Ocean which will create a zone that scientists call totality, the line where the moon completely blocks the sun, plunging the sea and a strip of land into darkness.
The Science Channel in Madras, Oregon is all set to broadcast the Solar Eclipse live.
The last time India witnessed a Total Solar Eclipse was on October 24, 1995.(ANI)