Published: Wed, February 14, 2018
Science | By Hubert Green

Solar Eclipse: Date, Time and Effects on Humans

Solar Eclipse: Date, Time and Effects on Humans

A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon covers the sun entirely and momentarily dims some areas on our planet, leaving it in darkness.

"An eclipse can be due either to a dark body coming between us and a light emitter, so that we can no longer see the source, or it can be a body coming between a light source and the body that the light is illuminating, so that we no longer see the illuminated body".

When the moon passes from the orbit between the sun and the earth, the moon's shadow appears over the sun. Those wearing eclipse glasses or special solar filters in Antarctica will see the sun shaped like a "very fat crescent", while those further north may see a sliver missing towards the end of the event.

On February 15, South America and Antarctica will observe the partial solar eclipse. A second eclipse will be witnessed within a time span of 2 weeks. In the partial solar eclipse, the sun and the Sun do not come in the full line, from which the Moon does not completely obliterate the Sun.

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.

The super blue blood moon occurred almost two weeks ago, and all the astronomers and hobbyists eagerly expecting this vast celestial event could enjoy the night sky with three celestial events aligning.

On Sunday, while the SDO was checking out the sun it captured a total solar eclipse in space when the Earth passed between the SDO and the sun. The 70 or so people who work at Halley during the Southern Hemisphere summer will hopefully be able to take a break from their normal routine and enjoy this solar sky show. This can be seen over Antarctica, southern parts of the Atlantic ocean and southern South America. When the eclipse or transit season first starts, they don't last very long, the one captured on February 11 lasted 31 minutes.

Where will the Partial Solar Eclipse be visible?

How can Indians watch the partial solar eclipse 2018?

Antarctica will experience the partial eclipse between about 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. UTC or 9 a.m. local time. In the year 2018, two solar eclipse eclipses will be seen. During the Solar eclipse, one must not use harmful things such as Knife, scissors. This time, I am lecturing at the Galileo Galilei Planetarium and giving additional newspaper interviews. Though it is a partial Solar eclipse but the effects will be same as the Total Solar eclipse.

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