Suryagrahan 2018 Partial Eclipse; Timing, Significance, Myths and Precautions

Katie Ramirez
August 13, 2018

According to GSFC map created by scientists from NASA, partial solar eclipse 2018 will be seen over North Pole and eastern parts of Siberia. It will not be witnessed in Pakistan.

The Association of Astronomy in Jeddah announced that this partial eclipse, celestial event in which the moon briefly lapses with the sun, will be visible from Northern and Eastern Europe, North America, and some northern and western locations in Asia, making it the most watched solar eclipse of 2018 especially in Russian Federation; however, it will be totally invisible in the Arab region.

Korean people in Seoul and Shanghai will also see a partial Eclipse. While, it will end at 04:21 pm PST, a private news channel reported.

Out of three solar eclipses scheduled to take place in 2018, this one will be the last one. The point at which the sun is totally blocked is called totality, and that can last from around 30 seconds to seven minutes. According to Director of Met department, eclipse began at 10:28 pm. As the Earth rotates continuously on its axis, it also rotates the Sun in the Solar System.

The Greeks believed that a solar eclipse was a sign of angry gods and could portend natural disasters.

An eclipse should not be seen with the naked eye, maintains NASA as it can cause damage to the eye. August 11 will be the third and last in this year's solar Eclipse. People in these regions will be able to witness 65% of the eclipse.

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Unlike the total lunar eclipse on July 27, this week's event is a partial eclipse - meaning the sun will not be completely covered by the moon.

4 A partial eclipse of the setting Sun awed stargazers in China on Saturday night.

A solar eclipse happens when the moon comes between the Earth and the sun, casting a shadow on the planet. There, the moon took a much smaller bite out of the sun's disk, covering only about 3-4 percent of it during its maximum at 9:40 a.m. local time (0840 GMT).

During a solar eclipse, the Moon blocks the Sun's path and stops sunlight from reaching Earth.

For example, the solar Eclipse of 15 February can be seen in some parts of Antarctica, the Atlantic ocean and southern South America. During a sunset Eclipse will be visible in North and South Korea.

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