Much to the delight of the skywatchers, the world will get to witness the the second eclipse of the season - a partial solar eclipse on July 13, 2018. Also in July, people will be able to see Blood Moon 2018 which is touted to be century's longest total lunar eclipse.
This eclipse is a partial Solar Eclipse which would be visible on July, 13 only in some parts of southern Australia, northern Antarctica and Stewart Island in New Zealand.
Experts say that the eclipse will be visible in parts of Southern Australia, such as Melbourne, Adelaide and Hobart, as well as in Stewart Island on the far south of New Zealand. The eclipse would not be visible to many; those inhabiting the Pacific and Indian Oceans would be able to see the eclipse better.
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A small part of northern Antarctica would be able to watch the eclipse too. People who want to witness the solar eclipse or the Surya Grahan in India may need special glasses, lenses and camera as the eclipse is not likely to be viewed with naked eyes.
What is a partial eclipse?
A partial eclipse occurs when the moon passes almost directly between the sun and the Earth. North Americans who are outside the approximately 70-mile-wide path of totality will experience a partial eclipse on Monday. Unlike a total solar eclipse, a partial eclipse does not entirely block the sun's light, so it doesn't get as dark outside as it does during a total eclipse.
What is the timing in India?
People may not be able to watch it entirely in India unless they watch it live from NASA. The partial eclipse will begin on July 13 at 07:18 am and the last location to see the partial eclipse would be at 08:13 am.
How can Indians watch the partial solar eclipse 2018?
While the partial solar eclipse will not be visible to Indians, they can enjoy the LIVE web stream of NASA that will showcase this spectacle on NASA's website, Youtube channel and periscope @NASA.
When are the next solar eclipses in 2018?
The next partial solar eclipses will occur on August 11, 2018. However, even it will not be visible from India.
Can one see the solar eclipse with naked eyes?
NASA advises that it is dangerous to see solar eclipses through naked eyes and it can damage eyes. It says that eye protection like a special eclipse glasses should be used to witness the solar eclipse.