Solar eclipse 2018: Date, timings, and locations where it will be visible


While the partial solar eclipse will not be visible to Indians, they can enjoy the LIVE web stream of NASA that will showcase this spectacle on NASA's website, Youtube channel and periscope @NASA. It comes on the heels of a total lunar eclipse on January 31.

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft captured gorgeous views of a total solar eclipse on Sunday (Feb. 11), making the mission's birthday even more special.

A solar eclipse takes place when the moon comes between the orbit of the Sun and Earth.

What are the timings of partial solar eclipse 2018? A partial solar eclipse or Anshik Surya Grahan which is on February 15, 2018, comes nearly after a fortnight after "Super Blue Blood Moon" was visible. According to the report, the partial eclipse will last for about two hours.

The partial solar eclipse will be visible in Antarctica and a sliver of southern South America, experts say.

The eclipse will begin on February 15 at 6:55 pm and will reach its maximum at 8:51 pm and the last location to see the partial eclipse would be at 10:47 pm. The full solar eclipse occurred on August 21, 2017, and first partial solar eclipse occurred on September 13, 2015.

Although it is a partial solar eclipse, it is advised to use UV filtered glasses to watch. Here the sun, moon and the earth do not line up in a perfectly straight line.

What time can the partial solar eclipse be seen? It will start at 5.43pm local time UTC and end by 7.34pm in the Antarctica Peninsula. Several million people are in the path of its shadow, Wright said. However, as the eclipse season winds down, the duration of eclipses will once again shorten.

Another partial eclipse, this one will be visible from northern and eastern Europe, northern parts of North America, and some northern and western locations in Asia. This event happened in the USA on August 21, 2017, which also marks the first total solar eclipse that was seen only in the US since the creation of the nation in 1776. In the year 2018, two solar eclipse eclipses will be seen. But don't expect to see much.

It is considered that observing the solar eclipse with naked eyes can be unsafe, even if it is a partial solar eclipse. Still, it won't be "really noticeable", according to the TIME.