Published: Sun, July 15, 2018
Science | By Joan Schultz

Surya Grahan 2018: All you need to know about Solar Eclipse 2018

Surya Grahan 2018: All you need to know about Solar Eclipse 2018

It should be noted that last Friday the 13th in Australia solar Eclipse was observed in December 1974.

A solar eclipse is scheduled for Friday the 13th, but most skywatchers will be out of luck without doing a bit of traveling. This was not visible over India, neither will be one that will occur on August 11 that will occur around the North Pole. The next partial Eclipse can be seen 13 th only in 2080. Then the Moon will start to gradually come out of Earth's shadow and partial eclipse will end at 3h 49m IST on July 28.

Unfortunately for nearly everyone on the planet, the solar display will only be visible from a small patch of the globe, mainly covered by ocean. The solar eclipse will be seen mainly in adjoining regions of New Zealand, Australia, and Tasmania along with northern parts of Antarctica.

About every six months our planet is treated to a "season" of eclipses, with two lunar and one solar, or two solar and one lunar eclipses, occuring just weeks apart, Noble said. Why this Solar Eclipse and Lunar Eclipse take place?

Researchers say the eclipse is important because it will enable astronomers to study the outer realm of the Sun, known as the corona.

In short, so far as solar eclipses go, this one is very "underwhelming". To help prevent side effects, during the time of eclipse, Shiv Chalisa should be read, the needy should donate food and basil leaves should be eaten.Scientific and astronomers recommend that seeing a solar eclipse through the naked eye is risky and it can also damage the sight. While it will be visible to people living near the Indian Ocean, it is advised that people view it by using special glasses or lenses and not with naked eyes. There are many beliefs and myths associated with this date across the world.

In the year 2018, only partial solar can be seen and while the first partial solar eclipse of the year occurred on February 15, the next partial solar eclipse will occur on July 13. For which this eclipse will hardly be visible to people all over the world. This eclipse is just four minutes shorter as compared to longest recorded eclipse on Earth, which was witnessed on July 16, 2000, and almost lasted a little more than an hour and forty-six minutes.

It will also be a blood moon, since its colour would be reddish-brown.

The previous lunar eclipse which was this long took place on July 16 2000 and its duration was 1 hour and 46 minutes.

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