The Partial Solar Eclipse 208 is scheduled to take place on August 11th, 2018 for approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes. It has been stated that the eclipse will take place from 1:32 PM to 5:02 PM IST. As per the sources, it has been concluded that the partial solar eclipse will be visible from the several parts of the Northern Hemisphere. To showcase the path of this eclipse, NASA has created a Goddard Space Flight Centre (GSFC) map. With this latest news, many skywatchers are all excited and pumped up. But, there are some doubts that are still haunting the minds of many people.
Questions like what is a partial solar eclipse and where it will take place are creating doubts in the mind of many people. This article will bring clarity to many of your doubts and will help you understanding about this event. Let’s have a look on some important facts about the partial solar eclipse.
What is a ‘Partial Solar Eclipse 2018’?
An eclipse is a planetary event during which the celestial body Sun, Moon, and the Earth are aligned in a straight line. In this event called as the solar eclipse or surya grahan, the moon obscures the sun, causing a veil of darkness on the Earth. During the partial solar eclipse, the moon shrouds only a portion of the Sun.
Where will this Partial Solar Eclipse take place?
The celestial event Partial Solar Eclipse could be seen from northern and eastern Europe, northern parts of North America, and some northern and western locations in Asia.
What is the Hindi name of ‘Partial Solar Eclipse 2018’?
The Hindi name of the Partial Solar Eclipse 2018 is Aanshik Surya Grahan.
When will it be visible in India?
The Aanshik Surya Grahan or Partial Solar Eclipse will begin from 1:32 PM. It h has been speculated that it might be visible by 3:16 PM.
Is it possible to see the Partial Solar Eclipse with naked eyes?
NASA has strictly advised that it is quite dangerous to see solar eclipses through naked eyes and it can damage eyes. They claimed that eye protection like a special eclipse glasses should be used to witness the solar eclipse.