Surya Grahan 2018 in India: Date and Sutak Time in IST for July 13th Supermoon Solar Eclipse
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The partial supermoon solar eclipse will occur on July 13 when the new moon will pass in between the Earth and the sun hiding part of sun's face. But the eclipse or Surya Grahan 2018 will be barely visible by most people and only parts of it will be seen along the southern coastline of Australia and the southernmost tips of New Zealand. In India, the event will not be visible, but like every time, individuals across the nation will mark the occurrence. Traditional facts and significance are related to the solar eclipse which is observed by the country. Supermoon Solar Eclipse on Friday the 13th! Know Where & How to See the Partial Eclipse of July 2018.

Stargazers are more excited for the July 13th Solar Eclipse because Earth has not seen a cosmic eclipse fall on Friday since it last appeared on December 1974.

Date and Sutak time of Partial Surya Grahan 2018 in India:

The partial supermoon solar eclipse will be witnessed on July 13, but Indians will not be able to enjoy this celestial event. According to Indian Standard Time (IST), Sutak tomorrow would begin at 07:18:23 AM and continue till 08:31:05 AM.

Facts & Significance of Surya Grahan 2018:

As per rituals, during Sutak, no auspicious work is done and people take bath after the period gets over. Again in some households, many throw away the food that has been there during the occurrence, believing it may have worsened the nutritive value in them. Some people would choose to consume their food only after the eclipse because they consider the moment to be harmful, the absence of Sun's rays increases germs and bacteria. But over the time, many people have stopped following these practices during Surya Grahan.

July's Surya Grahan 2018 will last for 1 hour and 13 minutes in India. While some section of the society will refrain from food and water, others would enjoy this occurrence just like any other event. Stargazers must try not to witness the celestial performance with their naked eyes and keep their special protective eyewear and glasses ready. According to NASA, the next solar eclipse like this year is predicted to take place on August 11.