Partial solar eclipse: All you need to know

Greg Lawrence
August 14, 2018

A partial solar eclipse is going to take place on Saturday, which will last for almost 3 hours 30 minutes.

Despite watching the solar eclipse, either partial or full should not be seen with open or naked eyes. In 2018 so far there have been three partial solar eclipses and skywatchers have got an opportunity to watch it and get a lifetime experience.

11 August earthlings will see a partial solar Eclipse.

What's the difference between a lunar and solar eclipse?

It is suggested by several Ayurvedic experts to perform various religious activities like taking baths in sacred rivers and performing charitable acts during solar eclipse.

During a solar eclipse, the Moon blocks the Sun's path and stops sunlight from reaching Earth. The most of the Solar eclipse 2018 in August will appear in the Northern part of the World.

Where will the solar eclipse be visible?

The eclipse can also be viewed with the help of pinhole cameras as well.

The Moon is about to take a bite out of the sun.

The same Eclipse took place on 31 July 2000, and the next will be only 21 Aug 2036.

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The partial solar eclipse is slated to happen over the northern hemisphere early Saturday, according to NASA projections.

India to witness a partial Surya Grahan on 11 August 2018.

The partial eclipse will be visible from 1:32 pm to 5:02 pm (IST) on Saturday.

He said the Partial Solar eclipse tomorrow starts at 13:32 hours and end at 17:00 hours as Per Indian Standard Time (IST) but it's visible only in the region covering Northernmost Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Northernmost tip of British Isles, most of Scandanavia, Svalbard, most of Russian Federation, most of Kazakhstan, most of Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia and most of China.

This morning the partial eclipse began at 8.02am UT (9.02am BST) with the Moon beginning to encroach on the Sun. In both the case either of the two - Sun and Moon - are not visible to the people of earth. According to, because the moon is relatively smaller than Earth, the shadow is cast on a small area of the Earth's surface.

With regard to the maximum phase of a partial Eclipse, it will be registered in the district of the East Siberian sea, near Wrangel island.

Where can you see the solar eclipse?

Northern China and eastern Russian Federation will be able to view it in the afternoon local time. Nasa advises to use eye protection like special eclipse glasses should be used to witness the solar eclipse.

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