Published: Sat, August 11, 2018
Research | By Raquel Erickson

Last Solar Eclipse of 2018 to Occur today

Last Solar Eclipse of 2018 to Occur today

Whereas it has also been out that the people in the North Pole will get to see the 65% of the eclipse and it will be the most partial Solar eclipse of 2018.

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.

A solar eclipse occurs, when Moon, the sun and the earth aligned in the same straight line. Even some parts of the World as well will witness the partial solar eclipse on 11 August 2018.

The first solar eclipse of 2018 happened in the beginning of the year on February 15 while the second solar eclipse occurred on July 13.

The partial eclipse will hardly be visible from countries that fall below the Arctic Circle including India.

What is a solar eclipse?

Where can you see it?

The Sun transmits too much of sunlight which can adversely affect the retina and cause a damage to eyes.

What is a solar eclipse?

If the moon is positioned between the Earth and the sun, a solar eclipse takes place. This is because the earth is not always at the same distance from the sun, and the moon is not always at the same distance from the earth. Having arrived at the ascending node nearly too late for the partial solar eclipse on July 13, the moon now passes the same node nearly too early.

The partial solar eclipse will begin in the afternoon at 1:32 pm and will end by 5 pm. And flanking that lunar eclipse (two weeks before, and now two weeks after) are two partial eclipses of the sun.

The partial solar eclipse will last for over 3 hours and it will be visible from regions of the Northern Hemisphere.

According to experts, the eclipse will be visible in various parts of Southern Australia such as Melbourne, Adelaide and Hobart, as well as in Stewart Island on the far south of New Zealand. Addressing this particular belief of poisonous food during a solar eclipse, NASA had said past year, "Related to the false idea of harmful solar rays is that during a total solar eclipse, some kind of radiation is produced that will harm your food".

"Viewers shouldn't look skyward at the eclipse without protective glasses", said Shi Zhicheng, a member of the Chinese Astronomical Society.

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