Watch the way you watch a solar eclipse

The total eclipse will end by 8.37pm and partial eclipse will end by 8.38pm.

The term eclipse is most often used to describe either a solar eclipse, when the Moon's shadow crosses the Earth's surface, or a lunar eclipse, when the Moon moves into the Earth's shadow.

The partial phases of Wednesday's eclipse will be visible throughout southern and eastern Asia, including China, the Indochinese peninsula, the Philippines, Korea and Japan, as well as all of Indonesia, central and northern Australia, and the various islands in Micronesia. However, the entire eclipse will only be visible in the middle of the ocean. Unfortunately, You won't be able to see the total eclipse from Huntsville, but in North Alabama, you can view it via webcam.

"You notice something off about the sunlight as you reach totality", Sarah Jaeggi, a space scientist at NASA, said in a statement. So a Total Eclipse is an important phenomenon for the world of astronomy.

Although the sun's diameter is a lot longer than the moon's (864,000 miles vs 2 160 miles) the moon is 400 times closer to Earth. This means that people on Earth see them as the same size in the sky.

Meanwhile, people who are located near to, but not within, these eclipse paths will witness a partial eclipse, i.e., the moon will partially cover up the sun.

Residents in Sumatra, Sulawesi and other parts of the Pacific Ocean will observe the eclipse in its total splendour.

The total solar eclipse is expected to occur over the Pacific Ocean.

The total eclipse will begin at 5.47 am IST and will continue till 9.08 am. The period of total eclipse, called totality, will occur from 8:38 to 8:42 p.m.

As the ABC reports, those in Alice Springs (9:20 a.m. ACST), Broome (7:23 a.m. AWST), Cairns (10:12 a.m. AEST), Darwin (9:07 a.m. ACST), Rockhampton (10:55 a.m. AEST) and Perth (8:06 a.m. AWST) will see partial eclipse on March 9.

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