Partial Solar Eclipse 2018, Aanshik Surya Grahan 11 August 2018


The time of greatest eclipse, with almost 75 percent of the sun hidden, will occur at local sunset in Russian Federation from Kolyuchinskaya Bay in far northeast Siberia - a large, usually ice-covered bay in the Chukchi Sea on the northern shore of the Chukotka Peninsula. As the three bodies are found in a straight line, residents from some parts of the Earth will find part of the Sun blocked by the Moon's shadow. Even some parts of the World as well will witness the partial solar eclipse on 11 August 2018.

The partial solar eclipse which is occurring today will not be visible in India but you can still witness it through your naked eyes while sitting comfortably on your couch. Although it has also been said that the solar eclipse of 11 August will be the last eclipse of the year 2018. Solar eclipse will start at 01:02 pm PST. The Aug. 11 eclipse marks the end of this eclipse season after two previous eclipses during the month of July.

You can see the viewing times for a few locations in Newfoundland and Quebec in the table below.

The Aanshik Surya Grahan or Partial Solar Eclipse will be visible from northern and eastern Europe, northern parts of North America, and some northern and western locations in Asia, as per reports. While in a lunar eclipse, the Earth comes in between the moon and the sun.

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.

Unlike the total lunar eclipse on July 27, this week's event is a partial eclipse - meaning the sun will not be completely covered by the moon. The moon will cover approximately 73% of the sun when the eclipse is at its peak, according to NASA.

Special glasses to look at the partial solar eclipse. The most of the Solar eclipse 2018 in August will appear in the Northern part of the World.

According to the American Astrological Society (AAS), partial solar eclipses can be very unsafe to look at with the naked eye. Skywatchers should use binoculars, a telescope or optical camera viewfinder to watch the eclipse.