The partial solar eclipse will be visible in the day starting at around 1:32 pm Indian Standard Time (IST), and will be visible till 5:02 PM IST. If the moon is positioned between the Earth and the sun, a solar eclipse takes place.
The partial solar eclipse which is occurring today will not be visible in India but you can still witness it through your naked eyes while sitting comfortably on your couch.
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Curious skywatchers are advised not to look directly at the sun during the rare cosmic event, because it won't be completely covered and its light can still cause eye damage. While in a lunar eclipse, the Earth comes in between the moon and the sun.
In this particular solar eclipse, the Sun will reportedly be obscured by the Moon for a total period of three and a half hours on August 11, 2018. "But the only reason behind these myths was ignorance and lack of knowledge", he said, adding, "During an eclipse, you can do all the activities and follow all your dietary habits that you do on a daily basis". Just over a year ago, millions across North America were anxiously awaiting the "Great American Solar Eclipse" of August 21. Because the moon's orbit is tilted, it does not always block the sun as it circles the Earth each month.
Because of the moon's orbit, either two weeks before or after a total lunar eclipse, the moon reaches the opposite side of its orbit and crosses the ecliptic again - this time, at new-moon phase - resulting in an eclipse of the sun. Addressing this particular belief of poisonous food during a solar eclipse, NASA had said past year, "Related to the false idea of harmful solar rays is that during a total solar eclipse, some kind of radiation is produced that will harm your food".
One of the easiest and most cost effective ways to view the eclipse is to make a pinhole camera at home to safely watch the eclipse.