New Delhi, February 14: On Thursday, people across the world will be able to witness the second solar eclipse of the season. A partial solar eclipse or Anshik Surya Grahan which is on February 15, 2018, comes almost after a fortnight after “Super Blue Blood Moon” was visible. The “Super Blue Blood Moon” was also a rare celestial event.
In partial solar eclipse, the Moon partly obstruct the Sun’s disk casts only its penumbra on Earth.
The partial solar eclipse 2018 will be first visible in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay, and in Antartica. It will be also available from some areas of Pacific Oceans and Atlantic.
However, the partial solar eclipse will not be visible to Indian. People in India can watch the eclipse through LIVE web stream of NASA.
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.
In India, the partial eclipse will begin on February 16 at 12:25 am and will reach at its peak at 2:21 am and the last location to see the partial eclipse would be at 4:17 am.
Scientists and astronomers advise that it is dangerous to see solar eclipse through naked eyes and it can also damage the vision. One can use eye protection like sunglasses, x-ray film or special eclipse glasses to witness the eclipse.