Partial Solar Eclipse on Aug 11, not visible in India

Partial Solar Eclipse 2018 Timing Significance Myths And Precautions About Surya Grahan

In this photo by astrophotographer Giuseppe Petricca, the moon blocks approximately 3 percent of the sun's disk during a partial solar eclipse over Stornoway, Scotland on august 11, 2018.

"Unlike the lunar eclipse, the solar eclipse needs special monitoring equipment such as special glasses or optical filters for telescopes and binoculars for eye safety", the report stated. After July's complete solar eclipse, sky-watchers are now getting ready to witness the partial solar eclipse or surya grahan today.

In Vietnam, people believe that a solar eclipse is caused by a giant frog devouring the sun. The solar eclipse in London starts at 9 o'clock in the morning.

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Internal Medicine specialist Dr. Paritosh Baghel of SL Raheja Hospital in Mumbai is also in the favour of complete renouncement of such superstitions, related to celestial events, especially eclipses.

During a solar Eclipse, the Moon passes between the Earth and the sun, casting a shadow on our planet. The second one took place on July 13 and was visible primarily over the ocean between Australia and Antarctica.

It will be visible from most of Asia, far northern Europe, Iceland, and Greenland, as well as from a slice of northern and eastern Canada. On the other hand, the whole divine occasion will last till 12.32 pm GMT or 5.02 pm IST.

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The Moon then appears red due to light refraction in the Earth's atmosphere in which only reddy-orange hues can be seen - reflecting on the Moon's surface. Although, this myth gains traction around the time of a total solar eclipse, some people refuse to cook or eat even during partial eclipses. The moon's shadow travels across the face of the earth from point to point.

It is the practice of uttering mantras at the time of the eclipse.

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