Last Solar Eclipse of 2018 to Occur today

Partial Solar Eclipse 2018 Timing Significance Myths And Precautions About Surya Grahan

Last Solar Eclipse of 2018 to Occur today

Partial solar eclipse is also known as Aanshik Surya Grahan.

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

A partial eclipse occurs when the moon covers only part of the sun, according to Space.

Southern Australia saw a partial solar eclipse on July 13, and Antarctica and South America witnessed one on February 15 of this year. Out of three solar eclipses that were scheduled to take place in 2018, this one will be the last one. Now, on Saturday (Aug. 11), another eclipse of the sun will take place, but it's quite likely that the prospective viewing audience will be considerably smaller. The peak of the eclipse will be around 11:46am CEST, ending around 1:30pm CEST.

What is a solar eclipse?

Where can you see it?

The Aanshik Surya Grahan or Partial Solar Eclipse will be visible from northern and eastern Europe, northern parts of North America, and some northern and western locations in Asia, as per reports. Also, it turns dark during a solar eclipse as the Sun gets blocked.

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What is a solar eclipse?

Third and last solar eclipse of the current year will be on August 11. You'll have to wait until January 21, 2019 for the next eclipse.

The partial eclipse is when the moons path only partially blocks our view of the sun without entirely obscuring it.

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.

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. During a partial solar eclipse, only a portion of the sun is covered by the moon's shadow, making it just as bright as the sun on a typical day.

So, unlike previous year, no place on Earth will see the glorious spectacle of a total solar eclipse.

If one want's to capture the event on camera, either for photo's or video's, they should add a special solar filter for protection.

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