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Friday, July 13, 2018

2018 Solar Eclipse Friday July 13,2018

A partial solar eclipse is taking place on July 13, 2018.

 As per the Indian Standard Time, the eclipse or Surya Grahan begins on July 13, 2018 at 7:18 Am and ends at 8:13 Am.

When it's a total eclipse, the disk of the Sun is fully obscured by the Moon, however, in partial and annular eclipses, only part of the Sun is obscured. This solar eclipse happens to be the third eclipse of this year after 'Super Blue Blood Moon' Lunar eclipse which was seen on January 31 and another partial solar eclipse on February 15.

Will it be visible India?
The partial solar eclipse will not be visible in India. But the skywatchers can witness the celestial experience on NASA Twitter handle, website as well as YouTube where it will be live streamed.
Where will the Partial Solar Eclipse be visible?
As per reports, the July 13, 2018, partial solar eclipse will be visible in the Southern part of Australia and the places around it. The rest of the world, however, can watch the solar eclipse on Twitter and YouTube.
The Solar Eclipse, also known as Surya Grahan in India, has special significances. The celestial phenomenon has a profound religious connect. Most people in India refrain from consuming food during the eclipse period.
Besides food, people also take other precautions in order to have minimal effect of the movement of the heavenly bodies.

According to Hindu tradition, taking a bath in a river after the eclipse is considered to be extremely beneficial. It is believed that taking a bath in a holy river leads to the attainment of Moksha and washing away of sins. In India, every river is considered auspicious and has its own importance. However, the river Ganga is considered to be the holiest river in the country.

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