Last Solar Eclipse of 2018 to Occur today

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A total solar eclipse - like the one that took place on August 21, 2017 - occurs when the disk of the moon blocks 100% of the sun. When the Moon covers part of the Sun, the phenomenon is called partial solar eclipse.

Solar eclipse 2018 on August 11: The Earth, the Moon and the Sun will align over the day time on August 11. In 2018 so far there have been three partial solar eclipses and skywatchers have got an opportunity to watch it and get a lifetime experience.

The peak of the partial eclipse was at 9.46am UT (10.46am BST) and ended at 11.30am UT (12.30pm BST).

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What is a solar eclipse?

You can see the viewing times for a few locations in Newfoundland and Quebec in the table below. Solar Eclipse 2018 (Surya Grahan): Where it's visible The eclipse will mostly be visible to those countries in the north, Greenland, Iceland, Cananda, Russia, curving all the way down to the northern part China as the celestial bodies move in their orbits. Never look at the solar eclipse directly as it could blind you or lead to severe eye damage.

What is a solar eclipse?

Following the blood moon on July 27, a partial solar eclipse will be witnessed today. "But the only reason behind these myths was ignorance and lack of knowledge", he said, adding, "During an eclipse, you can do all the activities and follow all your dietary habits that you do on a daily basis". The moon's shadow travels above the earth's surface, and the sun's light (as seen from earth) is blocked out.

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A solar eclipse can be full or partial depending on the portion of the Sun obscured by the Moon when viewed from the Earth.

What time is the solar eclipse?

The solar eclipse will be visible in Russian Federation, northern parts of China, Mongolia, Northern Europe and northern Canada as well as the Arctic Ocean. According to GSFC map, partial solar eclipse 2018 will be seen over North Pole and eastern parts of Siberia. So that's two eclipses, one solar and one lunar, linked by the moon's orbit.

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So, unlike past year, no place on Earth will see the glorious spectacle of a total solar eclipse.

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