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13 July 2018, 05:35 | Edward Lowe
This eclipse is into the buzz in social media as it is going to occur on Friday, the 13.
This partial solar eclipse will be visible to people in some parts of southern Australia, including those in Adelaide and Melbourne, will see a very small fraction of the eclipse.
The safest way to witness a solar eclipse is with special filter-protected glasses and telescopes, or by looking indirectly using an eclipse viewer.
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"As I was telling you guys a week or so ago, this Blood Moon that's approaching on July 27 - before it gets here you have a partial solar eclipse which will be over Tasmania". Partial solar Eclipses are witnessed more often and happens frequently. The last solar eclipse that fell on Friday the 13th was in December 1974.
Can the partial solar eclipse be visible from India?
The partial solar eclipse or Surya Grahan would begin on 13th July 2018 at 07:18:23 am and go on till 08:31:05 am, according to Indian local time.
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Experts have prohibited directly viewing the eclipse without safety measures. Some sections of modern sciences do nottstick to the idea of following the idea of refraining from food or water but Ayurveda practitioners believe that staying away from food during the eclipse is advisable.
To view the partial eclipse, people should wear proper glasses to protect their eyes from the Sun.
The eclipse reached its peak over Antarctica in the early hours of this morning. The eclipse will be a partial one - when the Moon slips past, only partially concealing the Sun. There are many beliefs and myths associated with this date across the world. The blood moon is estimated to last over 100 minutes and is expected to cast a larger shadow over the Earth than previously recorded moons.
Jonathan Powell, author of South Wales Argus night sky column, said: "For many this will be the eclipse of a lifetime, as it's the longest of the 21st century and there won't be another like it for 82 years".
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