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Surya Grahan 2018: Solar eclipse in India today; check time, significance, do's and dont's

Surya Grahan 2018: A solar eclipse takes place when the moon traverses between the earth and the sun, blocking it from view, partially or fully.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: July 13, 2018 12:40 IST ]

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Surya Grahan 2018: Solar eclipse in India today; check time, significance, do's and dont's

Surya Grahan 2018: Just ahead of the most awaited lunar eclipse on July 27, India on Friday witnessed a partial solar eclipse today, during which, moon can be seen ‘devouring’ the sun. A solar eclipse takes place when the moon traverses between the earth and the sun, blocking it from view, partially or fully.

Solar Eclipse 2018: Time of the Partial Solar Eclipse In India 

According to Indian local time, the partial solar eclipse or Surya Grahan would begin on 13th July 2018 at 07:18:23 a.m. and go on till 08:31:05 a.m. 

The eclipse would last for a duration of 1 hour  13 minutes. And the next solar eclipse of 2018 will occur on 11th August this year. That eclipse would also be partial and not total. 

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Social media is abuzz with speculations about the solar eclipse as it occurs today, which is Friday, the 13th- a date associated with many superstitions surrounding ill-luck. 

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Surya Grahan 2018: Who can watch this partial solar eclipse?

Apart from India, the partial eclipse will be visible in parts of Southern Australia, including Melbourne, Adelaide and Hobart, also in Stewart Island on the far south of New Zealand. Those inhabiting the Pacific and Indian Oceans would be able to see the partial solar eclipse better. A small region of northern Antarctica would be able to watch the eclipse too. 

Surya Grahan 2018: How to watch solar eclipse?

People who want to witness the solar eclipse or the Surya Grahan in India may need special glasses, lenses and camera as the eclipse is not likely to be viewed with naked eyes.

Surya Grahan 2018 (Solar Eclipse) Do's and Dont's

It is deemed advisable to have any food prior to eclipse or after it is complete. The bacteria tend to get active, in the absence of sunlight, which could further prove detrimental for health. Cooking should also be avoided during this period. 

How will Surya Grahan 2018 affect your stars? 

Blood Moon, Longest total lunar eclipse later this month

Stargazers all across the world are all set to witness the Blood Moon 2018, the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century. The marvellous phenomenon is slated for the night of July 27 and July 28. The blood moon is expected to be visible in India, as well as many parts of Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. An interesting trivia-the July 27 blood moon could occur around the time when Mars will be the closest to the Earth in the last 15 years.

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The July 27 blood moon is likely to last beyond 100 minutes and is expected to cast a larger shadow over the Earth than previously recorded moons. This is because on July 27, the Earth will be at its farthest distance from the Sun, and the Moon will also be at its greatest distance from the Earth.This year's blood moon will also see the Moon cast in a crimson red hue for the duration of the eclipse. 

However, this is not the only such celestial event of 2018. Earlier this year, people around the world were witness to the Super Blue Blood Moon of January 31, and the supermoon of January 1. Here’s what happened during those events.

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