August 11 Partial Solar Eclipse: Best Times, Places to See

Cesar Mills
August 11, 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. If the moon is positioned between the Earth and the sun, a solar eclipse takes place.

Here, the Moon's shadow will only be able to block out one part of the Sun, which will create a partial eclipse.

The upcoming partial solar eclipse will take place on August 11, 2018. The first solar eclipse this year was in February. The eclipse will begin from 1:32 PM Indian Standard Time (IST) and last till 5:02 PM IST.

Where can you see the solar eclipse?

Unfortunately, astronomy enthusiasts in India will not be able to witness this particular eclipse, as it will only be visible over Northern Canada, North-eastern US, Greenland, Siberia, as well as some parts of Asia, including the cities of Seoul in South Korea and Shanghai in China.

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

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What is a 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. After one of the longest Lunar Eclipse/ Chandra grahan on 27 July, India is all set to witness the next eclipse of the year on 11 August. You'll have to wait until January 21, 2019 for the next eclipse.

During a partial solar eclipse, there is no totality because the moon will only cover a portion of the sun, according to NASA. The moon's shadow travels above the earth's surface, and the sun's light (as seen from earth) is blocked out. The moon will cover approximately 73% of the sun when the eclipse is at its peak, according to NASA. The most of the Solar eclipse 2018 in August will appear in the Northern part of the World.

Just like during the August 2017 total solar eclipse, you will need special eclipse glasses to get the best viewing experience of the partial eclipse to protect your eyes.

One of the easiest and most cost effective ways to view the eclipse is to make a pinhole camera at home to safely watch the eclipse.

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