Solar eclipse will start at 01:02 pm PST. The first solar eclipse this year was in February. 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. The point at which the sun is totally blocked is called totality, and that can last from around 30 seconds to seven minutes.
Where can you see the solar eclipse?The eclipse begins before sunrise.
Those who reside in areas where the eclipse will be visible, must be warned that they should not look at the Sun directly. Staring directly at the sun can damage your eyesight.
It's not the kind of place to take your family on a weekend adventure! Solar eclipses occur when the Moon moves between the Earth and the Sun, blocking light from the Sun. The moon will cover approximately 73% of the sun when the eclipse is at its peak.
The partial eclipse will be a small eclipse as the moon will cover only the edge of the sun, with much of the star still visible.
In case you haven't been keeping track, this will be the third eclipse in less than a month.
In this particular solar eclipse, the Sun will reportedly be obscured by the Moon for a total period of three and a half hours on August 11, 2018.
There was another partial eclipse on Friday, July 13 but the lunar event had limited visibility. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth comes between the moon and the sun, causing the moon to be covered by Earth's shadow and fade away.
There are various interesting facts about the solar eclipse which you should know.
What time is the solar eclipse?
According to many experts, one should not watch the solar eclipse with naked eyes and there are specific glasses to watch it with which are available in the market.
We call this an eclipse season.
The current solar eclipse (surya grahan) will be a partial solar eclipse. The upcoming eclipse is a partial solar eclipse.
That is, 20 hours after crossing the ecliptic, the moon arrives at new phase. Addressing this particular belief of poisonous food during a solar eclipse, NASA had said a year ago, "Related to the false idea of harmful solar rays is that during a total solar eclipse, some kind of radiation is produced that will harm your food".