Solar eclipse will be visible in southern China on Saturday

Last solar eclipse of 2018 on 11th

What a difference a year makes!

The August eclipse began over the cold North Atlantic and Greenland before moving in a northeast direction.

The peak of the partial eclipse was at 9.46am UT (10.46am BST) and ended at 11.30am UT (12.30pm BST).

A pinhole projection can also be one way to witness the solar eclipse without the danger of damaging your eyes. It will last for more than three hours and is said to be visible in Northern hemisphere regions.

On August 11, this will result in the Sun being visible as a crescent - a disc with a hollow centre.

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Where can you see the solar eclipse?

Also, it turns dark during a solar eclipse as the Sun gets blocked. Staring directly at the sun can damage your eyesight. As the sun will never be completely covered, spectators are advised to wear solar safety glasses at all times and photographic equipment will need filters.

It's not the kind of place to take your family on a weekend adventure!

A Blood Moon occurs during a total lunar eclipse when the Earth passes between the Sun and Moon, plunging the Moon into shadow. As it is quite evident from the name that the eclipse will partial and the moon will cover only 65 per cent of the solar disk.

A partial eclipse occurs when the moon covers only part of the sun, according to Space. You'll have to wait until January 21, 2019 for the next eclipse. After one of the longest Lunar Eclipse/ Chandra grahan on 27 July, India is all set to witness the next eclipse of the year on 11 August.

There was another partial eclipse on Friday, July 13 but the lunar event had limited visibility. In case of a total lunar eclipse, Earth comes between the Sun and Moon's path, and blocks sunlight from reaching the satellite. We call that crossing point a "node".

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What time is the solar eclipse?

We call this an eclipse season.

A partial solar eclipse visible to major parts of the northern hemisphere will start in the early hours of August 11, Greenwich Mean Time, according to USA space agency Nasa. The previous one had occurred on February 26, 1979.

As its a partial solar eclipse in 2018, it won't bother the country India.

That is, 20 hours after crossing the ecliptic, the moon arrives at new phase.

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