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Solar Eclipse of August 11, 2018 to cause substantial harm to the physical health of the person cannot, but maybe there is some discomfort.

While total solar eclipse is a rare historical phenomenon, partial solar eclipses occur every six months or so. Also, it turns dark during a solar eclipse as the sun gets blocked.

A solar eclipse is a celestial phenomenon that occurs when the moon, the sun and the Earth are aligned in a straight line. A complete solar eclipse, then again, happens when the disk of the white sphere squares 100 percent of the sunlight-based circle. A part of the Sun will appear to be covered by the Moon's shadow.

One of the most commonly held solar eclipse related myth is that cooking or consuming food during the duration of the solar eclipse may be harmful, as it can turn the food poisonous.

The eclipse with be across the northern hemisphere, with the best view stretching over Siberia and far-northeastern Canada.

For those disappointed they missed out on this eclipse, in less than six months time a full lunar eclipse will take place.


The Sun will be partially "eaten" by the shadow of the Moon, making this event the last solar eclipse of the year and it is tomorrow! Even though it will be visible to a wider swath of the world, the August 11 eclipse still won't be visible in the U.S.

The shadow will move from Greenland, part of North America to northern Europe and northeastern Asia.

The eclipse will start on August 11 around 10am CEST. On the other hand, the whole divine occasion will last till 12.32 pm GMT or 5.02 pm IST.

Accordingly, the moon will be near "perigee", the closest point to Earth in the moon's orbit. The moon will cover approximately 73% of the sun when the eclipse is at its peak.

Is it safe to see the partial solar eclipse?

People in these regions will be able to witness 65% of the eclipse. Protection glasses especially made for protection for eyes during solar eclipse should be used.


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