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

A few weeks after Friday's eclipse on 4 April the third of four ‘blood moon’ lunar eclipses will take place while it is also the first day of spring and the first day of the Jewish religious calendar. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes

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

The first solar eclipse happened at the beginning of the year on January 31.

The eclipse passed over the South Pacific and India Oceans, meaning only people on the southern Australian coast and parts of New Zealand could catch a glimpse.

Is there a solar eclipse today?

Solar Eclipse comes with three phases-firstly, the moon blocks the sun and then the maximum extent of the eclipse occurs. "People who are sick or exhausted, may not fast during the eclipse period".

Earth has not seen a solar eclipse fall on a Friday the 13th since December 1974.

Can the partial solar eclipse be visible from India?

The July 13 eclipse is particularly rare because it will occur on Friday the 13th, a date that has always been considered a harbinger of bad luck by popular culture.




Experts have prohibited directly viewing the eclipse without safety measures.

People who are planning to view the partial eclipse should make sure to wear proper glasses to protect their eyes from the sun (eyewear is not required to look at lunar eclipses).

The solar event has brought even more superstition to the already unlucky day, as prominent U.S. evangelist and pastor Paul Begley took to YouTube to claim that "demonic forces" may be at play today. In the absence of sunlight, the bacteria tend to get active, which could affect the nutritive profile of your food and prove detrimental to health.

The eclipse reached its peak over Antarctica in the early hours of this morning.

The eclipse would last for a duration of 1 hour 13 minutes. There are many beliefs and myths associated with this date across the world.

Unlike the 2017 total solar eclipse, this week's partial solar eclipse won't be visible to Americans - or most of the world for that matter. 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.

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