On Sunday, while the SDO was checking out the sun it captured a total solar eclipse in space when the Earth passed between the SDO and the sun. On the 15 of February, a partial solar eclipse is going to take place.
The partial solar eclipse 2018 will be first visible in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay, and in Antartica.
Even though the eclipse is partial, you'll still want to use protective measures because it is risky to look directly into the sun.
NASA advises that it is risky to see solar eclipses through naked eyes and it can damage eyes.More news: 1 dead, 1 hurt after vehicles collide at Heathrow Airport
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Unfortunately throughout 2018 only partial eclipses will occur, but astronomers at the Royal Observatory Greenwich believe they are a "remarkable" event regardless. The moon will cover about half of the sun in Earth's southernmost continent. Ernie Wright, a programmer at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, says that the eclipse will last for two hours in Antarctica, but it won't last long in the other countries and will take a little effort to notice. In the complete solar eclipse, the moon covers the sun completely, so that the sun's light does not reach the Earth.
So if you're in Antarctica or have the means to get there by the morning of February 15, expect the partial solar eclipse at some point between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. -if you're in any of the aforementioned spots in South America, look for the missing sliver between 6:36 p.m. and 7:36 p.m.
When was the last partial eclipse and when will the next one be?
Solar Eclipse 2018: Where will it be visible? Another partial solar eclipse will be seen near the southern coast of Australia on July 13. South of the Argentine city of Rio Gallegos, and the Falkland Islands will also witness the entire phenomenon before sunset. The eclipse will reach its maximum at 2:21 AM and the last location to see the partial eclipse would be at 4:17 AM. It comes on the heels of a total lunar eclipse on January 31.
A Nasa spaceship has captured astonishing footage of Earth eclipsing the Sun. Protective eclipse glasses are the best protection from the sun, or else you might risk damage to your eyes. Though it is a partial Solar eclipse but the effects will be same as the Total Solar eclipse.