Second Solar Eclipse Of The Year
Second Solar Eclipse Of The Year: The second solar eclipse of the year occurred in several countries of the world including Pakistan on Friday.
As per astronomers said the eclipse began at 1:48pm. The total solar eclipse started at 3:01pm and then ended at 4:13pm, private news channel reported. The eclipse was clearly visible in several countries of the world including Pakistan, Canada, United States, India, Bangladesh and Europe. Experts have prohibited directly viewing the eclipse without safety measures. The first solar eclipse happened in the beginning of the year on January 31. Solar eclipses occur when the Moon moves between the Earth and the Sun, blocking light from the Sun.
Researchers said the eclipse is important because it will enable astronomers to study the outer realm of the Sun, known as the corona. Understanding more about how the Sun works, and how solar flares emerge, can help protect astronauts in space as well as electrical grids on Earth.
To avoid eye damage, experts said everyone should wear special solar glasses or use darkened welder s glass when looking at the Sun. The light from the Sun can burn the retina, leading to permanent or long-term damage and blind spots in one’s center of vision. Another option, to avoid looking skyward, is to make a pinhole in a sheet of paper or cardboard, and project the Sun’s image onto another piece of paper.
After a partial solar eclipse today morning that was not visible in India, celestial enthusiasts can line-up themselves for a double celestial delight in this month. Total lunar eclipse of the century and closer Mars in July-end promises to be a treat for stargazers.
The next closest approach, though not as close as 2003, will not be until 2035. “It will come closer to Earth than it was on 2003 only on 2287 (August 29),” a scientist told.
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