Solar eclipse will be visible in southern China on Saturday

Solar eclipse will be visible in southern China on Saturday

Pablo Tucker
August 11, 2018

A solar eclipse takes place when the moon passes in a direct line between the earth and the sun.

The world will see its last eclipse of the year on Saturday, when the moon will partially block out light from the sun.

Depending on where you are in the world, you may have been able to witness the Moon slightly obscure the Sun in a partial solar eclipse today.

In addition to potentially being the most viewed eclipse, the August 11 eclipse will also be the last eclipse - lunar or solar - of 2018.

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

The partial solar eclipse will begin in the afternoon at 1:32 pm and will end at 5 pm.

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

An eclipse should not be seen with the naked eye, maintains NASA as it can cause damage to the eye.

There are various interesting facts about the solar eclipse which you should know. "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".

During the lunar eclipse, the moon crossed the ecliptic - the apparent path of the sun in our sky - while at full phase on July 27, resulting in our natural satellite passing through the shadow of the Earth (hence the total lunar 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.

Third and last solar eclipse of the current year will be on August 11.

When the moon completely covers the sun, it creates a total solar eclipse, casting a shadow of the moon across the Earth's surface.

What time is the solar eclipse?

Making a pinhole in cardboard and holding it above a piece of paper on the ground can project the image of the solar eclipse without gazing at the Sun. According to the map, the partial solar eclipse will be seen over the North Pole and eastern parts of Siberia.

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

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