The partial solar eclipse on July 13, during which, you will be able to see the Moon ‘devouring’ the Sun. A solar eclipse also known as Surya Grahan in India is said to occur when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, as a result partially or fully blocking the Sun. While a total solar eclipse occurs when the disk of the moon seems to completely block the solar disk, a partial eclipse is said to happen when the moon just covers a part of the sun.
This is the second solar eclipse of the year, the last solar eclipse of 2018 is said to occur on 11th of August. Social media is abuzz with speculations about the eclipse, the interest mounts as the eclipse is to occur on Friday, the 13th (today). In popular culture, the date has been associated with many superstitions surrounding ill-luck. Experts say that the solar eclipse will be visible in parts of Southern Australia, such as Melbourne, Adelaide, and Hobart, as well as in Stewart Island on the far south of New Zealand.
Who can see this eclipse
The eclipse would not be visible to many; those inhabiting the Pacific and Indian Oceans would be able to see the eclipse better. A small part of northern Antarctica would be able to watch the eclipse too. People who want to witness the solar eclipse in India may need special glasses, lenses, and camera as the eclipse is not likely to be viewed with naked eyes and x-ray plates.
Partial Solar Eclipse Time in India:
According to Indian local time [IST], the partial solar eclipse would begin on 13th July 2018 at 07:18:23 a.m. and go on till 08:31:05 a.m.
As monsoon has almost entered into few eastern states of India, hardly we can see this solar eclipse from India. See below weather forecast results we fetched from the weather.com
Though Good luck for this Partial solar eclipse. Hope you will see it.