Is Solar Eclipse harmful during pregnancy? Dos and don'ts for Surya Grahan

James Marshall
August 11, 2018

The solar eclipse, also known as Surya Grahan in India, will be visible across major parts of the Northern Hemisphere, though India will not get to see the event.India will not be able to watch it and only certain parts of the world such as North and East Asia, Scandinavia in Europe, Iceland, Greenland and the icy regions of Canada around Nunavut and the Northwest Passage will be able to see it, a report said. The phenomenon occurs when the Sun, Moon and Earth are almost aligned in a straight line during the new Moon phase.

But stargazers should make the most of this eclipse as it is the last eclipse - lunar or solar - of 2018.

The first eclipse of 2018 was the super blue blood moon on January 31, but the first partial solar eclipse was on February 15. However, in olden days the period of solar eclipse was believed to be an inauspicious event as the main energy providing source sun is not clearly visible.

When the moon completely covers the sun, it creates a total solar eclipse, casting a shadow of the moon across the Earth's surface.

As its a partial solar eclipse in 2018, it won't bother the country India. The most of the Solar eclipse 2018 in August will appear in the Northern part of the World.

Of course, if you happen to be in the zone of visibility for this eclipse, NEVER look directly at the sun (unless you are using approved filters or eclipse glasses).

People are also advised not to eat during solar eclipse.

Thinking of consummating your love during the partial solar eclipse on August 11? The Aug. 11 eclipse marks the end of this eclipse season after two previous eclipses during the month of July.

The eclipse will begin over the North Atlantic Ocean and Greenland, before heading toward Iceland, northern Europe, most of northern Russian Federation and part of northern China.

Being in the same eclipse season, both solar eclipses occur at the same node (the ascending one) of the moon's orbit.

You can see the viewing times for a few locations in Newfoundland and Quebec in the table below.

As mentioned previously, an eclipse is a phenomenon in which the Earth, Sun and Moon are aligned in a manner, which results in one body being blocked from getting sunlight.

Other parts of the world that will have views of the partial solar eclipse, albeit a much smaller version of it, include Harbin, China, Nuuk, Greenland and Seoul, South Korea. During a partial solar eclipse, only a portion of the sun is covered by the moon's shadow, making it just as bright as the sun on a typical day. Instead, they suggest the "Pinhole Projection" or the "Optical Protection" methods for viewing safety.

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