The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) covered the view of a purple-coloured Sun on Tuesday, kicking off the spectacular celestial event. Another partial solar eclipse will be seen near the southern coast of Australia on July 13. The moon will cover about half of the sun in Earth's southernmost continent. According to astronomical scriptures, the partial solar eclipse occurs every 6 months, but we hardly get the opportunity to observe the complete eclipse.
When a total solar eclipse takes place, the moon blocks sunlight from reaching the Earth's surface and causes darkness for a minute or so.
But twice each year, at intervals of six months, the moon is either at or near one of two points where its path intersects the Earth's orbital plane. This comes two weeks after the moon gazers enjoyed the rare celestial phenomenon of the "Super Blue Blood Moon" on January 31.
All of Antarctica and certain parts of the Atlantic Ocean, South America are set to witness one of the awe-inspiring sites of nature - a partial solar eclipse (Surya Grahan) on February 15, 2018. The entire eclipse will take 2 hours. However, the Indian hemisphere will not be able to witness this one. Countries like Argentina, Chile and southern parts of Uruguay, Paraguay, and Brazil can see it. Residents near the Falkland Islands can also see the entire event before the sunset.
Approximately 60 million people live within the zone of visibility for this eclipse, a far cry from the many hundreds of millions who viewed the Great American Solar Eclipse last summer.
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On Sunday February 11, the satellite's "eclipse season" begun.
Eclipse 2017: The most stunning pictures of the total solar eclipse Tue, August 22, 2017 A total solar eclipse swept across a narrow portion of the contiguous United States from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina.
When are the next solar eclipses in 2018?
The next partial solar eclipse will be around 13 of July but that too will not be visible from India. This time, I am lecturing at the Galileo Galilei Planetarium and giving additional newspaper interviews.
The Partial Solar Eclipse won't be visible from any Part of India.