Partial Solar Eclipse On August 11

Eclipse 2018 Annular eclipse of the Sun

Eclipse 2018 The Moon will partially eclipse the Sun on Saturday August 11

Reddened by scattered sunlight, the Moon in the center is passing through the center of Earth's dark umbral shadow in this July 27 lunar eclipse sequence. This eclipse will also be a, a phenomenon where the appears red in colour.

So for all those awaiting for the next celestial activity going to take place on August 11, the Surya Grahan or Solar Eclipse is expected to begin at around 1:32 pm and it will end around 5 pm in the evening.

He pointed out that this partial eclipse of the sun comes after the longest lunar eclipse during the present century, which was seen in Qatar on Friday, July 27.

The total eclipse lasted 1 hour, 42 minutes and 57 seconds, though a partial eclipse preceded and follows, meaning the moon will spend a total of almost 4 hours in the Earth's umbral shadow, according to NASA. The moon in the lunar eclipse will also be passing through the middle of the Earth's shadow, meaning it will spend the maximum time in darkness, thus contributing to the long duration of the eclipse. While this period is for the total 2018, the duration of the eclipse - including the partial phases - will be over 6 hours. Cloudy skies, however, can block the view of the moon altogether.

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The solar eclipse happens when the centres of the three celestial objects (sun, earth and moon) come aligned on a straight line, with the moon coming in between sun and earth.

Although the "Blood Moon" snubbed North America, media coverage of the astronomical display on June 27 softened the bitterness of USA stargazers after being excluded from one of the most remarkable celestial shows of the year.

As Live Science explains, Harradine's creative experiment allows us to witness the full scale of Earth's umbra, which is normally only partly reflected on the much smaller surface of the moon.

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