Last solar eclipse of 2018 on 11th


A solar eclipse occurs when the moon appears to cross in front of the sun.

During the total solar eclipse, the Moon moves between the Sun and the Earth which results in blocking the Sun's rays and cast shadow on parts of the Earth and blocks the Sun completely. A solar eclipse can only take place at the phase of the new moon when the moon passes directly between the sun and Earth and its shadows fall upon Earth's surface.

According to astronomers, third and last solar eclipse of 2018 will be on Saturday, August 11, which can be witnessed in other continent, except for Pakistan.

The space agency says Saturday will be the last eclipse, lunar or solar, of the calendar year.

The August 11 partial eclipse will be visible in many countries in the Northern Hemisphere, although not in the US. The Aug. 11 eclipse marks the end of this eclipse season after two previous eclipses during the month of July.

What's the difference between a lunar and solar eclipse?

Where can you see the solar eclipse?

The eclipse kicks off at 5:46 a.m. E.T., and will be visible in Greenland before expanding toward Iceland, northern Europe, most of northern Russian Federation and part of northern China, according to NASA.

Just over a year ago, millions across North America were anxiously awaiting the "Great American Solar Eclipse" of August 21.

The partial solar eclipse will start at 4:02 a.m. E.T. on August 11 and the moon will reach its maximum coverage of the sun at 5:46 a.m. E.T., according to NASA.

Around 35 percent of all solar eclipses are partial solar eclipses, but they occur more often than total or annular solar eclipses.

One of the most commonly held solar eclipse related myth is that cooking or consuming food during the duration of the solar eclipse may be harmful, as it can turn the food poisonous. The visual of Solar Eclipse will not be visible to many and only a small part of Antartica would be able to watch the eclipse.

"Viewers shouldn't look skyward at the eclipse without protective glasses", said Shi Zhicheng, a member of the Chinese Astronomical Society. Therefore, pinhole cameras and special solar eclipse glasses must be used to observe the phenomena. Also, it turns dark during a solar eclipse as the Sun gets blocked.