Published: Tue, August 14, 2018
Research | By Clarence Powell

Partial Solar eclipse today; few things to keep in mind

Partial Solar eclipse today; few things to keep in mind

This weekend's solar eclipse will be a partial eclipse of the sun, not the spectacular total solar eclipse that thrilled millions previous year.

Partial solar eclipse: How does it differ from a total solar eclipse? Even some parts of the World as well will witness the partial solar eclipse on 11 August 2018. In Lunar eclipse, earth comes between Sun and Moon. The solar eclipse in London starts at 9 o'clock in the morning.

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon appears to cross in front of the sun. Then again, the second partial solar eclipse happened on July 13 and was majorly visible over the Southern Ocean amongst Australia and Antarctica. Sun eclipse can also be seen with the help of telescope or pinhole camera. A Solar eclipse takes place when The Earth, Moon and Sun come in a straight line. Europeans from below the Arctic Circle and above will catch the partial eclipse - Scandinavia, Russia and Iceland and probably the north of Scotland will see this wonderful event.

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The shadow will move from Greenland, part of North America to northern Europe and northeastern Asia. On the other hand, the whole divine occasion will last till 12.32 pm GMT or 5.02 pm IST. The moon will cover approximately 73% of the sun when the eclipse is at its peak, according to NASA. The shape varies from place to place according to the location on Earth and the alignment of the three bodies. 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.

Is it safe to see the partial solar eclipse?

In Ukraine, unfortunately, opportunities to observe this Eclipse will not. Nasa advises to use eye protection like special eclipse glasses should be used to witness the solar eclipse.

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