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Partial Solar Eclipse on July 13: Check time, place, do and don't

Newsheads 2018-07-12 11:42:00
Partial solar eclipse takes place when the sun, moon, and Earth are almost lined up with each other

New Delhi : As per confirmed report, partial solar eclipse will occur on July 13, 2018. Sky watchers can take the viewing opportunity of this awesome celestial happening tomorrow. The kind of solar eclipse takes place when the sun, moon, and Earth are almost lined up with each other. Mentioned below is the timing and place where the eclipse can be viewed clearly.

The July 2018 partial solar eclipse will occur at about 1:30 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time, or about 9:30 a.m. for the East Coast in the United States. Experts say that there are three phases during a partial solar eclipse: first, the moon starts to block the sun; then the maximum extent of the eclipse occurs; and lastly, the moon fully passes away from the sun.

 As always, you'll need to look at the sun with proper eye protection, but be sure to get a glimpse.

The partial solar eclipse will only be visible for those in the southern region of Australia, and people across the world can enjoy live streams and pictures of the event. It is always advisable to use proper eye protection to view the solar eclipse. Be sure to avoid viewing through naked eyes.

Precautions to be taken during solar eclipse

  • Always use a solar filter of optical density five or more
  • A welder glass of rating not less than 14 must be used
  • Using a homemade pinhole camera is the safest way to watch an eclipse
  • Use specially made eclipse watching eye glasses, but remember they should not be scratched
  • In places where there will be a partial eclipse, never view the Sun directly
  • Don't use ordinary sunglasses, smoked glass, X-ray film, stacks of negative film to view the eclipse  
  • Never look at the sun directly through a telephoto lens of a camera or through a telescope, it can burn your eyes.
  • Taking photos of the eclipse without use of special protective filters can burn your eyes and harm the camera
  • Never look at the reflection of an eclipse in water, colored or otherwise