To celebrate the last eclipse of the season, here's everything you need to know to prepare for the August 11 partial solar eclipse. As the three bodies are found in a straight line, residents from some parts of the Earth will find part of the Sun blocked by the Moon's shadow.
A partial solar eclipse takes place when the earth moves through the lunar penumbra as the moon travels between the earth and the sun.
Placing your bets on the path traced by Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Centre, Surya Grahan or solar eclipse will be witnessed over northern Canada, north-eastern US, Greenland, Scandinavia, most of Siberia, and some parts of central Asia. The first solar eclipse this year was in February. Now, on Saturday (Aug. 11), another eclipse of the sun will take place, but it's quite likely that the prospective viewing audience will be considerably smaller. Earlier, on July 27, second and last lunar eclipse of 2018 was experienced in many countries including Pakistan.
Where can you see the solar eclipse?
Curious skywatchers are advised not to look directly at the sun during the rare cosmic event, because it won't be completely covered and its light can still cause eye damage.
Photographic film is also inappropriate for taking a picture of the eclipse.
The solar eclipse will be visible in Russian Federation, northern parts of China, Mongolia, Northern Europe and northern Canada as well as the Arctic Ocean.
In case you haven't been keeping track, this will be the third eclipse in less than a month. Addressing this particular belief of poisonous food during a solar eclipse, NASA had said past year, "Related to the false idea of harmful solar rays is that during a total solar eclipse, some kind of radiation is produced that will harm your food". Depending on where one lives, the sun will be partially hidden behind the moon.
If one want's to capture the event on camera, either for photo's or video's, they should add a special solar filter for protection.