A partial Solar Eclipse will be taking place on January 6, 2019. This will be the very first eclipse to take place in 2019. The phenomenon will start at 5 AM Indian Standard Time (IST) and will last till 9:18 AM. However, the solar eclipse will not be visible in India and will be visible in parts of northeast Asia and the North Pacific. It can be viewed in parts of Eastern Asia, including Siberia, Mongolia, northeast China, Japan and Korea. It will also be visible from North Pacific Ocean and as well as from Southwest Alaska.

Where will it be visible and India timings:

The partial solar eclipse will take place on January 6, 2019 (Sunday). It will start from 23:34:08 as per Coordinated Universal Time ( UTC) and will last till 03:48:46 UTC. InAs per India timings, the eclipse will start from 5 AM and will last till 9:18 Am, though it will not be visible in India.

Is it safe to watch?

A partial solar eclipse is not safe to watch with bare eyes. A specific glasses are available through which this phenomenon can be witnessed without damaging the eyes. The partial eclipse requires the same precautions as the total solar eclipse. People can also watch it through a pinhole camera or special eclipse protection glasses.

What is Partial solar eclipse?

A partial solar eclipse is when the Moon covers only a certain part of the Sun. The phenomenon makes the Sun appear as a disk.

What is a solar eclipse?

A solar eclipse is a celestial phenomenon which takes place when the Sun, Moon and Earth are aligned in a straight line. During the eclipse, the Moon blocks the Sun’s path making it appear like a disk. During the solar eclipse, it turns totally dark as Moon blocks sunlight to reach Earth.