Partial solar eclipse to take place on 15 February will be the first of three to take place in 2018

On 15 February, a partial solar eclipse will occur where the moon will partially cover the sun. This celestial event will be visible from the Southern Hemisphere of the Earth.

Representational image. Reuters.

Representational image. Reuters.

According to the NASA, the partial solar eclipse will be visible from Antarctica and South America. It will not be visible to those India.

The partial solar eclipse occurs when the sun, moon, and the Earth are not aligned together. Here, the moon partially covers the sun, therefore, the rays of the sun are obstructed from beaming.

This is the first of the three partial solar eclipse events which are supposed to happen in 2018. The next partial solar eclipse is slated to occur on 13 July and then on 11 August 2018. The one on 13 July is visible from South Australia. On the other hand, the one on 11 August will be visible from North Europe and Northeast Asia.

For those who do get to witness this eclipse cannot see it with a naked eye. They would require eclipse glasses to view it. According to NASA, looking at the sun without adequate eye protection is dangerous.

According to space.com, the eclipse would be visible from Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Uruguay, and Paraguay

Speaking of eclipses, a rare total lunar eclipse took place recently, which was followed by the supermoon and the blue moon.

 


Updated Date: Feb 14, 2018 10:09 AM