Earthlings are gearing up to experience some cool celestial moment. A supermoon delivering a partial solar eclipse is set to fall on Friday, the 13th of July. Although eclipses, in general, are an everyday activity to occur. On July 13, sky-watchers will be able to view a partial solar eclipse. What makes it even more exciting is that scientists are claiming that Earth has not seen a cosmic eclipse fall on a Friday since December 1974. With each passing hour, people continue to speculate the time and where and how partial solar eclipse 2018 will be visible.
Our planet crosses between the moon and the sun every month, but a solar eclipse happens only when the three celestial bodies are aligned so that Earth glides through at least part of the moon's shadow. And the process appears to us as if the moon's disk take a bite out of the sun.
Where to see Solar Eclipse 2018:
Not many people will be able to see this supermoon partial solar eclipse. According to space.com, the event will be visible from the southeastern coast of Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand's Stewart Island and northern coast of Antarctica. Again, Hobart, Tasmania will see about 10 percent of the sun's diameter eclipsed and Melbourne, Australia will manage to view a slight nick in the sun's disk.
How to see Solar Eclipse 2018:
Experts suggest that looking directly at the sun even during an annular eclipse is not a great idea as it might lead to blindness or cause permanent damage to your eye. So, to safely observe this event, stargazers should wear special protective eyewear or eclipse glasses.
The first solar eclipse in 2018 occurred on February 15 and only parts of Antarctica, the Atlantic Ocean and Southern South America. According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the third solar eclipse of the year will take place on August 11, 2018.