A partial Solar Eclipse 2018 will take place on February 15. However, this is not visible in India but can be seen over parts of Antarctica, southern parts of the Atlantic ocean and southern South America. Meanwhile, there is yet another solar eclipse on August 11, 2018, but that too will not be visible in India.
What is partial solar eclipse?
A partial solar eclipse means when the moon's shadow covers the sun partially. Here the sun, moon and the earth do not line up in a perfectly straight line. So only a portion of the sun will see the moon's shadow. On the 15th of February, will be the partial solar eclipse. A partial solar eclipse occurs every 6 months and it is a marginal occurrence. It can even go unnoticed. The moon is expected to cover up to 40 percent of the sun in locations like Ushuaia, Argentina, according to National Geographic.
What time can the partial solar eclipse be seen?
Antarctica will experience the partial eclipse between about 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. UTC. Then, the end of the eclipse will be visible in Uruguay, Argentina, southern Chile, far western Paraguay, and far southern Brazil, according to Wright.
When was the last partial solar eclipse?
The solar eclipses are usually at most two every six months. The last partial solar eclipse took place Sept. 13, 2015. The next partial solar eclipse will be seen this year near the southern coast of Australia on July 13.
How to watch partial solar eclipse?
Like the total solar eclipse last August, eclipse watchers this week need to don protective eclipse glasses or risk damage to their eyes. Experts say viewing the sun with the naked eye during a partial eclipse can burn the retina, which impairs how the brain views images. It can also result in temporary or permanent vision impairment and significant vision loss.