World to witness first solar eclipse of the year tomorrow

James Marshall
January 7, 2019

It will be a partial solar eclipse and the phenomenon will start from 5 am and will continue till 8:18 am tomorrow, informed Director of Pathani Samanta Planetarium Dr. Subhendu Pattnaik.

The eclipse will occur from 4pm to 8pm.

It will not be visible in India, though it can be viewed from parts of Eastern Asia including Siberia, Mongolia, northeast China, Japan, and Korea. However, the highlight of the year will be the total solar eclipse on July 2, 2019, which will occur over the South Pacific, Chile and Argentina.

He said people who want to view the "blood moon" eclipse January 20 should dress in warm clothes and be prepared for weather changes.

A partial solar eclipse will take place on January 6, 2019, which is Sunday. Moreover, the transit of Mercury will be occurring in November 2019. Scientists also suggest that the safe way to witness the partial solar eclipse is to watch it through special goal solar filters or hand-held solar viewers.

Unlike a solar eclipse, a lunar eclipse is safe to look at with the naked eye. It turns dark during a total solar eclipse and temperatures can call given the Sun is completely blocked.

A partial solar eclipse is when the Moon covers only a certain portion of the Sun.

According to experts, homemade glasses or normal sunglasses are not safe to watch the partial eclipse.

What makes this lunar eclipse special is that it will also be a super moon, and if you add the time of year it's happening to the equation, we get to add some additional nomenclature and we're left with the stupidly/epically named "super blood wolf moon". The partial solar eclipse requires the same precautions as a total solar eclipse.

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