Partial Solar Eclipse 2018

Christopher Davidson
August 10, 2018

The total eclipse lasted till 2:43 am.

According to astronomers, third and last solar eclipse of 2018 will be on Saturday, August 11, which can be witnessed in other continent, except for Pakistan.

Timings for Aanshik Surya Grahan or Partial Solar Eclipse: According to www.timeanddate.com, in India, the partial solar eclipse will begin at 1:32 pm.

Out of three solar eclipses scheduled to take place in 2018, this one will be the last one. Eclipses happen approximately every 173 days during what's called an eclipse season.

In 2018, the first eclipse was the super blue blood moon on January 31 followed by a partial solar eclipse on the February 15. It will also be a supermoon.

What is a solar eclipse?

The solar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Moon and Earth get aligned in a straight line. The point at which the sun is totally blocked is called totality, and that can last from around 30 seconds to seven minutes. So, the skywatchers will be able to see sun in a crescent shape during partial solar eclipse.

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An eclipse is a celestial phenomenon in which the moon does not completely hide the solar surface as a result of which, some direct rays reach the Earth.

People in Shanghai get to see the final part of the eclipse at sunset.

What time is the solar eclipse?

As the name suggests, the eclipse which will be partial, the moon will cover only 65 per cent of the solar disk. Mostly it will be visible in the Northern Hemisphere, as India is not close to the same, the solar eclipse will not be visible in the country.

What is a partial solar eclipse?

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The shadow will move from Greenland, part of North America to northern Europe and northeastern Asia.

Special glasses to look at the partial solar eclipse. In a bid to showcase the path of the solar eclipse, NASA has created a Goddard Space Flight Centre (GSFC) map. During a partial solar eclipse, only a portion of the sun is covered by the moon's shadow, making it just as bright as the sun on a typical day. Skywatchers should use binoculars, a telescope or optical camera viewfinder to watch the eclipse.

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