Not only one, July is all set to witness two astronomical spectacles. On Friday, July 13, people across the world will be able to witness the second solar eclipse of 2018. Skygazers who missed out on January’s Super Blue Blood Moon, the first lunar eclipse of 2018, have a good chance of witnessing the next celestial event as the eclipse will adorn the skies next week. This month will also witness Blood Moon 2018 which is touted to be century’s longest total lunar eclipse.
What is a Solar Eclipse?
A solar eclipse or Surya Grahan which is on July 13, 2018, comes almost after 5 months after a partial solar eclipse was visible earlier in February. In a solar eclipse, the Moon comes between the Sun and Earth, and when the Moon fully or partially blocks the Sun.
Solar Eclipse 2018: Date & How Indians Can Watch
The solar eclipse 2018 which is slated to happen on July 13 will be visible in Western Australia and other neighbouring islands. However, the solar eclipse will be partially visible in India, which is further called partial social eclipse or Anshik Surya Grahan. People in India can watch the eclipse through LIVE web stream of NASA.
Solar Eclipse 2018: Timings in India
In India, the partial eclipse will begin on July 13 at 07:18 am and the last location to see the partial eclipse would be at 08:13 am.
Solar Eclipse 2018: Zodiac Signs That Might Get Affected & How to Prevent
The solar eclipse will have minimum effect in India as it will be partially visible. Though, the celestial event could affect certain zodiac signs that include Cancer, Gemini, and Leo. To help prevent the side effects, one must read Shiva Chalisa during the eclipse time, donate food to the needy and eat Tulsi leaves.
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.