Solar eclipse scheduled on Friday the 13th, won't be visible in India

Eclipse 2018 Total lunar and solar eclipses

Eclipse 2018 Total lunar and solar eclipses

In exactly a month, if we are lucky and there is no thick cloud cover, we may have a chance to see a blood moon once again, as the "largest lunar eclipse this century" is expected to be witnessed on July 27, 2018. This is because the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun every 29 days.

During a partial eclipse, only a fragment of the moon will obscure the sun's corona.

Observers are reminded to protect their eyes during a solar eclipse and should never look directly at the sun with naked eyes. But then, something special happens.

This dramatic color is actually due to the Earth's atmosphere, which pushes the light from the sun and keeps it on the face of the moon. "It's like the projection of sunrises and sunsets onto the lunar surface", Petro said. Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia will see the best of the spectacle.

Total solar eclipses happen because the Sun's diameter is 400 times wider than the Moon's, but it is also 400 times farther away.

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If you live in a region of the world where the lunar eclipse isn't visible, you can still experience the spectacular sky show.

What should not be done during solar eclipse: E solar eclipse creates a lot of negativity around you, so it is very important to soak basil leaves in water, milk and yogurt vessels.

And despite much of the eclipse passing over Antarctica, anyone who somehow ends up on the icy continent, will still miss out because Antarctica is now under a six-month-long dark winter.

"In shorter [eclipses], the moon won't pass through most of that shadow", Petro said.

According to NASA's data and records, there are the total of three solar eclipses this year which were alone and the next is going to occur on Saturday, August 11. Astronomers expect that the full Eclipse will last for 1 hour and 43 minutes and the partial Eclipse before and after the total phase of the Eclipse will last 3 hours and 55 minutes. While there are numerous superstitions associated with eclipses, the ominous date for this eclipse (Friday the 13th is considered unlucky and is associated with horror in Western superstition) is creating a lot of buzz online.

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