Where to see the last partial solar eclipse of 2018


When the Sun, Moon and Earth are aligned in a straight line, an eclipse occurs.

During the total solar eclipse, the Moon moves between the Sun and the Earth which results in blocking the Sun's rays and cast shadow on parts of the Earth and blocks the Sun completely.

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.

The eclipse - the third and last the Earth will see in 2018 - will be the only solar eclipse visible in China this year, according to the Chinese Astronomical Society. The eclipse will begin from 1:32 PM Indian Standard Time (IST) and last till 5:02 PM IST. Even if the eclipse is partial, stargazers could be exposed to undue radiation of ultraviolet or infrared light.

You can see the viewing times for a few locations in Newfoundland and Quebec in the table below.

The eclipse will be most visible from the northern hemisphere - those living in Russia, Canada, Greenland, and a very scant part of northern Europe, particularly northern Scotland may catch it, but chances are slim. "It can cause eye damage".

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What is a solar eclipse?

"But the only reason behind these myths was ignorance and lack of knowledge", he said, adding, "During an eclipse, you can do all the activities and follow all your dietary habits that you do on a daily basis".

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. As the moon passes in between the sun and the earth, the angle will be such that the centre of the shadow of the moon will not fall on the Earth so the effect won't be as dramatic.

In this particular solar eclipse, the Sun will reportedly be obscured by the Moon for a total period of three and a half hours on August 11, 2018.

What time is the solar eclipse?

It is referred to as "partial" because the moon does not block the entirety of the sun, when witnessed from the earth.

Making a pinhole in cardboard and holding it above a piece of paper on the ground can project the image of the solar eclipse without gazing at the Sun.