Partial Solar Eclipse on February 15: When and Where To Watch + LIVE STREAM

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On Thursday (Feb. 15), the very first eclipse of the sun in 2018 will take place. However, the upcoming event will be partial.

Keep on reading to know where and when to watch the eclipse.

What is a partial solar eclipse?

On Thursday people will have an opportunity to observe one of the greatest natural even – a solar eclipse.

Total solar eclipse happens when the Moon moves between the Sun and Earth, blocking out the Sun’s rays and casting a shadow on parts of Earth and this hides the sun completely for some time.

But in a partial solar eclipse, the Sun, Moon and Earth are not exactly lined and the Moon only partially obscures the Sun’s disk and casts only its penumbra on Earth.

Where can I see the February 15 partial eclipse?

The next solar eclipse is Thursday, February 15 but unfortunately, the vast majority of us are predicted to see nothing.

Countries which can expect to see the lunar event include Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay – all based in southern South America.

The eclipse will also be visible in parts of the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean and Antarctica.

Anyone lucky enough to be at research stations along the eastern coast of Antarctica will see nearly 60 percent coverage at peak.

There is another option to enjoy the eclipse – NASA official YouTube channel will be live streaming the event so don’t miss it.

When exactly will the partial eclipse happen?

The first bite out of the sun will become visible at 18:55 UT on February 15, when the silhouette of the moon starts moving across the sun.

The eclipse will reach its deepest point at 20:51 UT, and will end by 22:47 UT.

How can I see the solar eclipse?

NASA advises that it is dangerous to see solar eclipses without any special device because it can damage your eyes.

It says that eye protection like a special eclipse glasses should be used to witness the solar eclipse.

You can also use telescope filters that sufficiently reduce the sun’s brightness and block its damaging ultraviolet and infrared rays.

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