Partial Solar Eclipse 2018

Eclipse 2018 Solar eclipse of the Sun

The total eclipse lasted till 2:43 am.

A partial solar eclipse visible to major parts of the northern hemisphere will start in the early hours of August 11, Greenwich Mean Time, according to United States space agency Nasa.

It can also be seen over northern Canada, northeastern US, Greenland, Scandinavia, Siberia and some parts of central Asia, according to Nasa. Earlier, on July 27, second and last lunar eclipse of 2018 was experienced in many countries including Pakistan.

The first eclipse of 2018 was the super blue blood moon on January 31, but the first partial solar eclipse was on February 15.

However maximum eclipse will happen at 10.46am BST (9.46am UTC). According to NASA, twice a year, the moon's orbit crosses paths with the sun's orbit for 34 days when up to three eclipses can happen.

The wide path of this eclipse means more people will be able to catch it, compared to the July 13 partial solar eclipse.

This was followed by two eclipses during the month of July.

Will the solar eclipse be visible in India?

What is a solar eclipse?

A solar eclipse occurs, when Moon, the sun and the earth aligned in the same straight line.

The Moon was gradually covered by the Earth's shadow and the totality phase began at 1 a.m. IST.

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It is apparently going to be 3 hours and 30 minutes long eclipse.

The eclipse will officially begin at 9.02am BST (8.02am UTC) when the moon first appears to make contact with the sun's disk.

Whereas it has also been out that the people in the North Pole will get to see the 65% of the eclipse and it will be the most partial Solar eclipse of 2018.

What time is the solar eclipse?

Here, the Moon's shadow will only be able to block out one part of the Sun, which will create a partial eclipse.

How is partial solar eclipse different from total solar eclipse?

Where can you see the solar eclipse?

The solar eclipse will be visible in Russian Federation, northern parts of China, Mongolia, Northern Europe and northern Canada as well as the Arctic Ocean.

Other parts of the world that will have views of the partial solar eclipse, albeit a much smaller version of it, include Harbin, China, Nuuk, Greenland and Seoul, South Korea.

Sun looks like a disc during Partial Solar Eclipse.

Therefore, pinhole cameras and special solar eclipse glasses must be used to observe the phenomena.

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