Partial Solar Eclipse To Occur This Week - How To Watch It?

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A partial solar eclipse happens when the moon only blocks a portion of the sun. According to the scientists, taking safety measures is important before observing the solar eclipse.If you ignore these recommendations, you can lose your eyesight instantaneously or permanently.

January 31's total lunar eclipse incorporated a phenomenon not witnessed for 150 years when a blue moon, supermoon and blood moon combined to cover huge swathes of the globe. But it's nearly arrived at the node too late to produce a solar eclipse; passing through its descending node (moving from northwest to southeast) on Valentine's Day, it still has to travel on for another 24 hours, before finally reaching its new moon position on February 15.

On February 15, South America and Antarctica will observe the partial solar eclipse. The season lasts about three weeks and during that time, around the equinoxes, the Earth comes between the SDO and the Sun, according to NASA. Solar Eclipse will be a partial type this month.

No Full solar Eclipse is going to occur this year. The first partial solar eclipse of 2018 will be observed on February 15th and sadly as per astrological predictions this eclipse will not be visible in India.

What will we see during the partial solar eclipse?

The entire eclipse will take 2 hours. This eclipse will be seen in Southern America, Uruguay and Brazil and other parts of the world.

If you decide to watch the solar eclipse, even though it's partial, make sure that you have proper equipment to do so.

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Antarctica will experience the partial eclipse between about 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. UTC or 9 a.m. local time.

It said: "Eclipse magnitude is what fraction of the sun's diameter is covered by the moon". One can use eye protection like special eclipse glasses to witness the eclipse.

Then, there is Jay Pasachoff, Field memorial professor of astronomy at Williams College in MA, who is willing to accept even the smallest crumbs from the eclipse tables and will travel to Buenos Aires with his wife, Naomi, to watch the moon take a small scallop out of the sun.

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.

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