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For those who keep track of heavenly events, there is exciting news. The last solar eclipse of 2020 is just around the corner. The solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth and blocks the sun.

The last solar eclipse or Surya Grahan of the year can be witnessed on December 14. This total solar eclipse will be best visible from Chile and parts of Argentina in South America.

According to online sources, the solar eclipse will start at 7:03 pm (India Standard Time) on December 14 and will continue until 12:23 am on December 15. It is expected to be at its peak around 9:43 pm.

The total solar eclipse will be witnessed in the southern regions of South America and southwestern Africa, while a partial eclipse will likely be visible from Antarctica.

According to the IST, the solar eclipse will take place late at night and thus will not be visible to people in India and South Asia.

The first solar eclipse of the year took place on June 21. The eclipse is nothing more than the shadow of the moon that covers the sun.

In addition to the solar eclipse, there have also been four penumbral lunar eclipses in 2020.

Scientists suggest that a year can witness up to five solar eclipses in a year, but they are visible only from limited regions. During most years, there are two solar eclipses.

The maximum number of five solar eclipses in a year was last witnessed in 1935, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). It will be seen soon in 2206.

Such heavenly events create a lot of interest among people, with many rituals and cultural practices associated with them as well.