Partial solar eclipse to take place Saturday, unseen in Arab world

Partial solar eclipse to take place Saturday, unseen in Arab world

Partial solar eclipse to take place Saturday, unseen in Arab world

The solar Eclipse on 11 August will be the last in the series of phenomena, which astrologers call "the corridor of eclipses 2018".

What is a partial solar eclipse? .

While total solar eclipse is a rare historical phenomenon, partial solar eclipses occur every six months or so.

To a question on whether Is Saturday Eclipse visible in Total anywhere on Earth?.This Eclipse is Partial Solar Eclipse and hence only Eclipse in Partial Phases is visible in the places mentioned above, the Planetary Society India Director said. In case of solar eclipse too, you need to take care of the same precautions.

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.

On July 27, A blood-red moon dazzled star gazers across much of the world on Friday when it moved into Earth's shadow for the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st Century. The first solar eclipse this year was in February.

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This solar Eclipse will be the last in the hallway of eclipses - the period between eclipses, the dates of which are located close to each other. Sun eclipse can also be seen with the help of telescope or pinhole camera.

The partial solar eclipse on August 11 will be seen for a span of 3 hours and 30 minutes and because of the smaller shadow of the Moon, most part of the Sun will be noticeable from the Earth. Even though it will be visible to a wider swath of the world, the August 11 eclipse still won't be visible in the U.S.

The next partial solar eclipse is scheduled to occur on January 6, 2019, in the north Pacific and northeastern Asia. As per NASA, the visibility of this solar eclipse will be restricted to northern Canada, the majority of Siberia, north-eastern US, Greenland, Scandinavia and a few sections of central Asia including China.

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

The solar eclipse will be visible from a number of countries and offer millions of people the chance to glimpse the unique astronomical event.

This morning the partial eclipse began at 8.02am UT (9.02am BST) with the Moon beginning to encroach on the Sun. People in these regions will be able to witness 65% of the eclipse. You can check out the path of the eclipse from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Centre (GSFC) map.

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