Where to see the last partial solar eclipse of 2018

Where to see the last partial solar eclipse of 2018

The partial solar eclipse will be visible in the day starting at around 1:32 pm Indian Standard Time (IST), and will be visible till 5:02 PM IST. As the three bodies are found in a straight line, residents from some parts of the Earth will find part of the Sun blocked by the Moon's shadow.

The partial solar eclipse which is occurring today will not be visible in India but you can still witness it through your naked eyes while sitting comfortably on your couch.

This weekend's solar eclipse will be a partial eclipse of the sun, not the spectacular total solar eclipse that thrilled millions previous year.

The eclipse will start on August 11 around 10am CEST.

You can see the viewing times for a few locations in Newfoundland and Quebec in the table below. The wide path across parts of the Northern Hemisphere means much more people will be able to catch it than the July 13 partial solar eclipse.

Curious skywatchers are advised not to look directly at the sun during the rare cosmic event, because it won't be completely covered and its light can still cause eye damage. There is a myth that even chopping vegetables, fruits or any other eatables while the solar eclipse lasts, can contaminate or poison the food.

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In case you haven't been keeping track, this will be the third eclipse in less than a month.

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

On July 27, we had a stunning eclipse of the moon - the longest total lunar eclipse of the century. According to GSFC map, partial solar eclipse 2018 will be seen over North Pole and eastern parts of Siberia.

When the moon completely covers the sun, it creates a total solar eclipse, casting a shadow of the moon across the Earth's surface.

So, unlike past year, no place on Earth will see the glorious spectacle of a total solar eclipse. It is referred to as "partial" because the moon does not block the entirety of the sun, when witnessed from the earth. Therefore, pinhole cameras and special solar eclipse glasses must be used to observe the phenomena.

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