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NSS volunteers organize awareness class on solar eclipse

On 26 December 2019,  the day on which a great solar eclipse happened, volunteers from the NSS Technical Cell of Vidya conducted  an awareness class on solar eclipse at VVLP School, Chitilapilly. The programme was attended by children as well as adults in the locality of the school. The classes were held in nontechnical language aimed at helping the participants to understand the astronomical process behind a solar eclipse. The NSS volunteers encouraged participants to view the solar eclipse live using protective glasses.

Solar eclipse on 26 December 2019

An annular solar eclipse occurred on December 26, 2019. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the Sun for a viewer on Earth. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon’s apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun’s, blocking most of the Sun’s light and causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring). An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region of the Earth thousands of kilometres wide. Population centers in the path of the annularity included Kozhikode, Coimbatore, etc. (Wikipedia)