Once again we are going to witness another amazing celestial phenomenon this August. 2018’s Last Solar Eclipse: Partial Solar Eclipse Is On 11th August 2018. This will be the Last and third Solar Eclipse of 2018. The eclipse will be visible in most of the parts of northern hemisphere. The eclipse is going to occur for about 3 hours 30 minutes.
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What is Solar Eclipse?
Solar Eclipse is phenomenon of Celestial bodies. When moon comes in between the Sun and Earth, it blocks sunlight’s way to earth.
Similarly in Lunar eclipse the Alignment of these three celestial bodies will be like where earth will be in the middle of Sun and Moon. Here also Earth covers the moon and doesn’t let the sunlight to reach moon.
What is Partial Solar Eclipse August 2018?
Now as we know when Sun, Moon Earth align in the same line, eclipse occurs. Now the question arises what is Partial Eclipse? Partial eclipse arises when the celestial body which comes in middle in the alignment covers the other celestial body but partially. In Partial Solar Eclipse, the moon covers the sun but Partially. Sun in this case looks like crescent or hollow disk. As the Solar Eclipse is Partial this August, the sunlight will reach earth but partially.
Timings and Visibility of Partial Solar Eclipse August 2018
The Partial Solar Eclipse will occur in some parts of earth only as it is Partial. In northern hemisphere, people will be able to witness this Eclipse.
According to the GIF of NASA, northern Canada, north-eastern US, Greenland, Scandinavia, most of Siberia and some parts of central Asia will be the regions to experience this eclipse.
NASA has created a Goddard Space Flight Centre (GSFC) map to tack the path of eclipse. As per this centre the eclipse will be greatest over the eastern Siberian reach. Another, study of this centre is that In the northern hemisphere people would be able to see 65% of this Eclipse.
Talking about the time of this eclipse, it will last about 3 hours. It will begin from 9.02am GMT (1.32 pm IST) till 12.32 pm GMT (5.02 pm IST). It will cover the North America and Greenland. The Last partial solar eclipse of 13th July was observed in the parts of Antarctica, Australia and New Zealand.
Will it be visible in India?
The eclipse will be visible in northern region of earth only. It won’t be visible in India.
How to watch it?
It is recommended to the observers to watch this partial solar eclipse through a pin hole camera or glasses having special filters. The radiation and UV exposure of the eclipse could be harmful for you. In India, the eclipse wouldn’t be visible, but it can be live streamed in space agency and observatory.
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