It is the last eclipse of next year.
Summer is the season for the sunshine and although we are approaching the end of the season since it’s already August you still do not miss. A partial solar eclipse will arrive soon (and it’s the last one in 2018), so mark your calendars before August 11!
The incredible event, called the eclipse of eclipse, occurs when the moon’s disc comes out and crosses the sun’s record. However, a partial eclipse is a little different.
So what is a partial solar eclipse? And how can we see it? Here is all the information you need for partial solar eclipse in August 201
8 and when and where to see the event best.
What is a Partial Solar Eclipse?
While a total eclipse covers the entire sun, a partial eclipse (as you probably) covers only a part of it. The last eclipse we had was a total lunar eclipse, which occurred on July 27, 2018.
In the upcoming partial eclipse up to 20 percent of the sun can be hidden. It depends on where you are on how much the moon will be visible. In addition, partial eclipses have a particularly unique feature. There is no region of totality under partial eclipses, so in the middle of the shadow you usually miss the ground. This causes the sun to be near the horizon at the largest eclipse during this event.
When is the partial solar eclipse?
Saturday August 11th is the magic date when the sun will disappear behind the moon for a short period of time. The partial solar eclipse begins officially at 4:02 AM. This is when the moon will first come into contact with the sun’s disc. The maximum eclipse will then take place at 5:46 am EDT. Eclipse will last for three and a half hours.
How to See August 11 Partial Sun Eclipse
For anyone who can not wait to get into partial eclipse, the The northern hemisphere is where it is on saturday. Eclipse will be seen from northern Asia, some parts of eastern Asia and northern europe. In northeastern North America, partial eclipse begins at sunrise, so leave your alarm early! But if you want to be absolutely sure when the eclipse starting in your area, you can look it up with this eclipse calculator.
And if you plan to take the phenomenon this weekend, always be sure to protect your eyes when you look at the eclipse. Never looks directly at the sun without any special goggles.
If all this sounds a little intense, you can still see the eclipse indirectly, which is the safest way to see it anyway. All you need is a homemade pinhole camera and you’re ready to go.
And for some fun information, there is usually partial eclipse near the poles. This year it will happen to our favorite North Pole, so you can think of it as an early Christmas present (why not, right?).
When is the next eclipse?
If you can not see the partial solar eclipse on August 11, do not worry that there will always be next year! Another partial eclipse will happen on January 6, 2019, and on July 2, 2019, a total eclipse will occur.
If you need more incentive to go eclipse watching this Saturday, it’s important to know that this year had the more rare occurrence of three eclipses that occurred during a month. A month is the period of time between successive new moons. In general, only two eclipses will occur in one month. But sometimes it is possible for three eclipses to perform their performances in the same month they did this year. The first was July 13, followed by the total eclipse on July 27th and the third will be the upcoming partial eclipse on August 11th.
The last time this phenomenon took place was 2011 and it will not happen again until 2029 so if you do not want to wait over a decade to capture the third eclipse for a month, go ahead!