Published: Mon, January 07, 2019
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First partial solar eclipse of 2019 tomorrow

First partial solar eclipse of 2019 tomorrow

The first partial solar eclipse of the year 2019 was observed today in parts of Asia and over the Pacific Ocean. This partial solar eclipse is the first of six that will occur in 2019. It turns dark during a total solar eclipse and temperatures dip since the sun is completely blocked.

Richmondites and others in the Lower Mainland will be treated to a view of a total lunar eclipse on Sunday, Jan. 20.

The partial solar eclipse will be visible within the eclipse viewing area, but must be watched with proper eye protection. This eclipse will be partially visible in many parts in India, while the shadow track can be seen from some parts in Kerala. During a solar eclipse, the Moon blocks the Sun's path stopping the sunlight from reaching the Earth.

Dr Beshir Marzouk mentioned that three solar eclipses and two lunar eclipses will occur this year. It will be visible from some specific locations in North Pacific and Northeast Asia. But modern science refuses all the myths and superstitions around the solar eclipse. National Geographic reports that the entire show, from partial coverage before and after the eclipse, will last for over three hours so it's going to be quite the fantastic show.

A partial solar eclipse is when the Moon covers only a certain portion of the Sun.

What makes this lunar eclipse special is that it will also be a super moon, and if you add the time of year it's happening to the equation, we get to add some additional nomenclature and we're left with the stupidly/epically named "super blood wolf moon".

According to experts, homemade glasses or normal sunglasses are not safe to watch the partial eclipse.

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