First partial solar eclipse of 2019 tomorrow

  • First partial solar eclipse of 2019 tomorrow

First partial solar eclipse of 2019 tomorrow

The first partial solar eclipse will be visible in some parts of North-East Asia and the Pacific Ocean.

There are three solar eclipses and two lunar eclipses this year, and the transit of Mercury will occur in November 2019.

The eclipse will take place for almost five hours, starting at around 5 am in the morning and lasting till 9 am.

A blood moon is simply the name given for the color that the moon turns during a total lunar eclipse, when the sunlight passing through the Earth's atmosphere bends around the planet and scatters the shorter wavelength light (blues and greens) and leaves the redder end of the spectrum to fall onto the moon's surface. It will be visible from some specific locations in North Pacific and Northeast Asia.

The best way to safely watch a total solar eclipse is to wear protective eclipse glasses or to project an image of the eclipsed Sun using a pinhole projector.

The partial solar eclipse will take place on January 6 starting 23:34:08 in UTC, which stands for Coordinated Universal Time. The phenomenon makes the Sun appear as a disk.

A total solar eclipse will be observed in Chile, Argentina and parts of the South Pacific in July.

According to experts, homemade glasses or normal sunglasses are not safe to watch the partial 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. On the other hand, during a partial solar eclipse, the Sun, Moon and Earth are not completely lined and the Moon only covers the portion of the Sun and when viewed by from Earth, Sun appears as a disk.

How is partial solar eclipse different from total solar eclipse?