Partial Solar Eclipse Will Take Place On 11th August

Jo Lloyd
August 13, 2018

Solar Eclipse of August 11, 2018 to cause substantial harm to the physical health of the person cannot, but maybe there is some discomfort. It will not be witnessed in Pakistan.

The upcoming partial solar eclipse will take place on August 11, 2018. The solar eclipse will start at around 1:32 pm Indian Standard Time (IST) and would 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. In India, this last solar eclipse of the year will not be insignificant. According to Director of Met department, eclipse began at 10:28 pm. In case of a total solar eclipse, the Moon will pass between the Earth and the Sun, while completely blocking out sunlight from reaching the Earth.

Svalbard, the Norwegian island will be the best place where you can see the eclipse.

Solar eclipses occur when the disk of the moon appears to cross in front of the disk of the sun, while a total solar eclipse, like the one that took place on August 21, 2017, occurs when the disk of the moon blocks 100 percent the solar disk. The Partial eclipse on August 11 will be the third time when the moon could be seen taking a bite of the Sun, this year. While in a lunar eclipse, the Earth comes in between the moon and the sun. Now a solar Eclipse is more of a Grand free show which people organize the universe itself.

The shadow will move from Greenland, part of North America to northern Europe and northeastern Asia.

As per the NASA's Goddard Space Flight Centre (GSFC) map - which showcases the path of this eclipse - predicts that the visibility of this eclipse will be in eastern reaches of Siberia and the North Pole, with only 65 per cent cover. People living in most of northern China could directly observe the entire process of the spectacular phenomenon. There are special types of specific glasses available in the market that should be used to watch the celestial event.

Not only this, it is even believed by some people that one should avoid eating, sleeping having sexual intercourse during the eclipse - especially for pregnant women.

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