Last solar eclipse of 2018 to occur today

Last solar eclipse of 2018 to occur today

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.

First solar eclipse of 2018 happened in the beginning of the year on February 15 while the second solar eclipse occurred on July 13.

During a partial solar eclipse, there is no totality because the moon will only cover a portion of the sun.

After July's complete solar eclipse, sky-watchers are now getting ready to witness the partial solar eclipse or surya grahan today.

In addition to potentially being the most viewed eclipse, the August 11 eclipse will also be the last eclipse - lunar or solar - of 2018. It will take place on Saturday, August 11. The upcoming eclipse is a partial solar eclipse.

Where can you see the solar eclipse?

Solar Eclipse 2018 (Surya Grahan): Where it's visible The eclipse will mostly be visible to those countries in the north, Greenland, Iceland, Cananda, Russia, curving all the way down to the northern part China as the celestial bodies move in their orbits. "It can cause eye damage".

Photographic film is also inappropriate for taking a picture of the eclipse.

In the partial solar eclipse of August 11, the Moon's shadow will only be able to block out one part of the Sun, which will create a partial 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". 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. As it is quite evident from the name that the eclipse will partial and the moon will cover only 65 per cent of the solar disk.

Because of the moon's orbit, either two weeks before or after a total lunar eclipse, the moon reaches the opposite side of its orbit and crosses the ecliptic again - this time, at new-moon phase - resulting in an eclipse of the sun.

According to many experts, one should not watch the solar eclipse with naked eyes and there are specific glasses to watch it with which are available in the market. If done otherwise, it will still remain a good idea not just limited to solar eclipse. Instead, they suggest the "Pinhole Projection" or the "Optical Protection" methods for viewing safety.