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On 11 August 2018, the World will witness the partial solar eclipse or Surya Grahan but it will not be visible in India.

A partial solar Eclipse will be the last in 2018. Also, it turns dark during a solar eclipse as the sun gets blocked.

Making a pinhole in cardboard and holding it above a piece of paper on the ground can project the image of the solar eclipse without gazing at the Sun. Eclipses happen approximately every 173 days during what's called an eclipse season.

Together, the Sun and the Moon will fly over the sky, and the eclipse will move north and east, reaching the North Pole, where the lunar disc will cover 65% of the Sun.

The last total eclipse to occur was the solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, which passed across the continental United States and drew millions of onlookers. The eclipse will not be visible to those in this time zone, but if you live in the US and want to see the solar eclipse, the closest area you can view it is northern Canada.

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This Eclipse is the third in 2018.

It will be visible from most of Asia, far northern Europe, Iceland, and Greenland, as well as from a slice of northern and eastern Canada. It will last for around 3 hours 30 minutes and start from 1.32pm and last till 5.02pm, but won't be visible across India.

An eclipse occurs when sun, moon and earth are aligned in a straight line. The wide path across parts of the Northern Hemisphere means much more people will be able to catch it than the July 13 partial solar eclipse. The shape varies from place to place according to the location on Earth and the alignment of the three bodies. You can see more of Jubier's photos of Saturday's eclipse on his Facebook page. The eclipse ended at 8 p.m. local time, about half an hour before sunset.

In partial eclipse, the sun or moon is partially covered.

Viewers of solar eclipses are advised to never look directly at the Sun, and either wear specialised glasses or viewing boxes.


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