Southern Australia saw a partial solar eclipse on July 13, and Antarctica and South America witnessed one on February 15 of this year. A solar eclipse can only take place at the phase of the new moon when the moon passes directly between the sun and Earth and its shadows fall upon Earth's surface.
Partial Solar Eclipse will take place today and it will be the last celestial event of this year.
The August 11 eclipse will also be the last eclipse - lunar or solar - of 2018.
India to witness a partial Surya Grahan on 11 August 2018. The peak of the eclipse will be around 11:46am CEST, ending around 1:30pm CEST. There is a myth that even chopping vegetables, fruits or any other eatables while the solar eclipse lasts, can contaminate or poison the food.More news: Trump's decision to double tariffs on Turkey 'brutal'
This is the reason why the areas where you can see a partial eclipse tend to be near the poles.
The shadow will move from Greenland, part of North America to northern Europe and northeastern Asia. The Sun transmits too much of sunlight which can adversely affect the retina and cause a damage to eyes.
People are also advised not to eat during solar eclipse. 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. It is referred to as "partial" because the moon does not block the entirety of the sun, when witnessed from the earth.
What time is the solar eclipse?The eclipse will not be visible to those in this time zone, but if you live in the USA and want to see the solar eclipse, the closest area you can view it is northern Canada. More news: Patriots to adjust Brady's contract with added incentives
The partial solar eclipse will be visible between 9.02 am GMT and 12.32 pm GMT. And flanking that lunar eclipse (two weeks before, and now two weeks after) are two partial eclipses of the sun.
The wide path of this eclipse means more people will be able to catch it, compared to the July 13 partial solar eclipse.
Stargazers will need special eclipse glasses to get the best viewing experience and to protect your eyes. During a partial solar eclipse, only a portion of the sun is covered by the moon's shadow, making it just as bright as the sun on a typical day.
So, unlike past year, no place on Earth will see the glorious spectacle of a total solar eclipse.More news: Bitcoin tumbles below $6,500 on delayed SEC decision