New Delhi, Aug 6: A partial solar eclipse or Surya Grahan, which will also be the last celestial spectacle of the year, will occur on August 11. The eclipse will be a partial one as the moon will cover only 65 per cent of the solar disk. It is expected to begin at 1.32 pm and end at 5.00 pm (IST). “During the eclipse, the so-called New Moon will partially pass in front of the Sun, obscuring as much as 65 per cent of the star in certain parts of the world,” Express.co.uk reported. Also Read - Earth's Eighth Continent? 2020 Brings New Surprise as Maps of 'Zealandia' Released in Latest Data
However, not everybody in the world can witness the eclipse as it would not be big enough to cover all the places. The eclipse could be seen at selected places in North and East Asia, Scandinavia in Europe, Iceland, Greenland and the icy regions of Canada around Nunavut and the Northwest Passage, the report said. Also Read - 'America's first social media networks revealed'
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The partial solar eclipse will begin at 1:32 pm on August 11 and end by 5:00 PM (IST).
The Surya Grahan will not be visible all over India.
The maximum eclipse will be at 9.46 am UTC (10.46 am BST) and end at 11.30 am UTC (12.30 pm BST).
It will be visible to people in the Arctic, North/East Europe, North/West Asia, and North in North America.
Next year, the first solar eclipse will occur on January 6.
Last week, the century’s longest celestial spectacle took place on July 28. The Lunar Eclipse 2018 began at 1 AM and continued for 1 hour 43 minutes, making it the longest total lunar eclipse of this century (2001 AD to 2100 AD), the Ministry of Earth Science had said.
The Moon was gradually covered by the Earth’s shadow and the totality phase began at 1 a.m. IST. The total eclipse lasted till 2:43 am. The Moon gradually came out of Earth’s shadow and partial eclipse ended at 3:49 am, the statement said.