The total solar eclipse will happen 26 December. The official cautions to not watch the rare occurrence through naked eyes directly. 'It leads to vision anomalies. However, one can use certified solar filters or welding glass with shade 14 in specific,' he adds.
The eclipse will be visible from 8.05 am to 11.20 am.It will be visible from places like Udhagamandalam, Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Erode, Karur, Dindigul, Pudhukottai and Trichirapalli among other towns. Otherwise, partial eclipse can be observed from any part of India,' he said.Several temples across India will remain closed and fasting is observed. Notable places like Tirumala Devasthanam in Tirupathi which is home to Lord Venkateswara temple, Sabarimala Lord Ayyappan temple, Sai Baba temple in Shirdi and other places of worship in Chennai like Nanganallur Anjaneyar temple and Mylapore Kapaleeshwarar temple will remain closed. Already, six planets are coming together today, it is to be noted.