After Blood Moon, gear up for partial Solar Eclipse on August 11

Christopher Davidson
August 8, 2018

Days after Indians witnessed the blood red moon after the complete lunar eclipse which took place on July 27, people in the country can witness another celestial activity on August 11 when the next solar eclipse will take place.

And, while many have photographed the "Blood Moon" from different locations where the enthralling phenomenon was visible, one particular image stands out from the crowd, unveiling the lunar eclipse in a completely original view. While this period is for the total 2018, the duration of the eclipse - including the partial phases - will be over 6 hours. The eclipse could be seen at selected places in North and East Asia, Scandinavia in Europe, Iceland, Greenland and the icy regions of Canada around Nunavut and the Northwest Passage, the report said.

The total eclipse lasted 1 hour, 42 minutes and 57 seconds, though a partial eclipse preceded and follows, meaning the moon will spend a total of almost 4 hours in the Earth's umbral shadow, according to NASA.

Hot streak continues today; storm chances go up tonight and into Tuesday!
Temperatures will take awhile too cool and even by later tonight we will still be seeing mid-70s or warmer across the region. Not much around early this evening on 4Live Radar , but once the sun goes down, our rain chances go up.

The partial solar eclipse will begin at 1:32 pm on August 11 and end by 5:00 PM (IST).

"The red color is due to sunlight from all simultaneous sunrises and sunsets shining through the silhouetted Earth's sky - satiating Selene [the goddess of the moon in Greek mythology] with a sanguinary shade", Harradine wrote in his Facebook post. The Delta Aquariids meteor shower will also be visible to an extent - the meteor shower will be at its peak on July 30, but even on July 27 (the day of the eclipse), the lack of light from moon will allow us to somewhat spot the meteors. This will make the moon appear smaller than regular, and much smaller than it looks during the Super Moon (when the moon is at the closest point in its orbit from the Earth). However, they can watch the partial eclipse via live broadcast by NASA. Passing just south of the Earth shadow central axis, totality lasted only 76 minutes.

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