Solar Eclipse 2018: Date, Time, Places And How to See The Partial Solar Eclipse of August
Partial Solar Eclipse will be seen (Photo credits: Pixabay, markito)

The year of 2018 has been a showcase of several celestial phenomena back to back. Just two weeks after the longest lunar eclipse of the entire century, there is another eclipse happening soon, this time the Sun will be under the Moon's shadow. A partial solar eclipse will take place on August 11 and it is the third eclipse of the year.  According to a report, "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." Lunar Eclipse July 2018 Wow Stargazers! See Pics of July 27, Friday’s Blood Moon From Across the World.

Date and Time of Solar Eclipse 2018:

This is the third eclipse of the year 2018 and it will take place on August 11 at 1.32 pm and end at 5.00 pm (IST) in the evening. The eclipse will reach maximum eclipse by 9.46am UTC (10.46am BST) and end at 11.30am UTC (12.30pm BST). The Supermoon solar eclipse was seen on July 13 and one before that in the month of February 15.

Places to See Solar Eclipse 2018:

This is a partial solar eclipse hence it will not be seen from the Indian subcontinent. The Moon's shadow will be cast on the very small portions of the Sun, hence it will be seen only from a select number of places. The eclipse will be seen in Northern and Eastern Europe. It will pass over North and East Asia countryside against Scandinavia in Europe, Iceland, Greenland. Finland and Norway will get good views of the eclipse. It will also pass around icy regions of Canada around Nunavut and the Northwest Passage. People in North America could see it from Canada, in Resolute Bay, Eureka, and Pond Inlet, Nunavut.

How to Watch Solar Eclipse?

It is always advised not to look directly at a solar eclipse. There are special pairs of eclipse glasses available, to observe such phenomena. Even while watching through a telescope there are solar filters available. A pinhole camera is a good option to watch a solar eclipse. Adequate protection for your eyes is a must.