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Viewers of solar eclipses are advised to never look directly at the Sun, and either wear specialised glasses or viewing boxes. Solar eclipses occur when the Moon moves between the Earth and the Sun, blocking light from the Sun. When it's a total eclipse, the disk of the Sun is fully obscured by the Moon, however, in partial and annular eclipses, only part of the Sun is obscured.

This weekend's partial solar eclipse will span across many countries in the Northern hemisphere on Saturday, Aug. 11 - becoming what could be the most widely viewed solar eclipse of 2018. Although it has also been said that the solar eclipse of 11 August will be the last eclipse of the year 2018.

The peak of the partial eclipse was at 9.46am UT (10.46am BST) and ended at 11.30am UT (12.30pm BST).

A solar eclipse is damaging to the eyes as looking at the Sun can cause what's known as "eclipse blindness".

Where can you see the solar eclipse?

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Although this will be a partial solar eclipse/ Surya Grahan for the year 2018 but will not be visible in India on 11 August.

Dr. Baghel emphasises that there is no need for anyone to alter any of our dietary habits or schedules, due to any celestial event, including partial or complete solar eclipses.

In case you haven't been keeping track, this will be the third eclipse in less than a month. Just over a year ago, millions across North America were anxiously awaiting the "Great American Solar Eclipse" of August 21.

On July 27, we had a stunning eclipse of the moon - the longest total lunar eclipse of the century.

What time is the solar eclipse?

According to the map, the partial solar eclipse will be seen over the North Pole and eastern parts of Siberia. So that's two eclipses, one solar and one lunar, linked by the moon's orbit. It is referred to as "partial" because the moon does not block the entirety of the sun, when witnessed from the earth. If done otherwise, it will still remain a good idea not just limited to solar eclipse. Skywatchers should use binoculars, a telescope or optical camera viewfinder to watch the eclipse.


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