Feb 16, 2018
Skywatchers are in for a treat today, as the second eclipse of the season, a partial solar eclipse or Aanshik Surya Grahan is set to stun tonight. Read on to find all the answers to any questions you might have about the same.
Also, did you know that a NASA spacecraft captured gorgeous views of a total solar eclipse on Sunday (February 11)? Because it is making us even more excited about the eclipse approaching tonight!
Coming after the Super Blue Blood Moon with a total lunar eclipse this January, the partial solar eclipse or Aanshik Surya Grahan will occur tonight on February 15, 2018.
WHAT TIME WILL THE PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE OF 2018 OCCUR?
- The partial eclipse will begin on February 15 at 6:55 pm UTC (February 16, 12:25 am Indian Standard Time or IST) and reach its maximum point at 8:51 pm UTC (February 16, 2:21 am IST), according to timeanddate.com
- The end of the eclipse would come at 10:47 pm UTC (February 16, 4:17 am IST)
WHERE WILL THE SOLAR ECLIPSE BE VISIBLE?
- The partial solar eclipse 2018 will be visible in southern South America, including many locations in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay, and in Antarctica
- It will also be visible from some areas of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
- Do not be disheartened. Although the eclipse will not be visible in India, NASA is streaming the footage live on their official website as well as YouTube channel!