First partial solar eclipse of 2019 to be observed today

Mindy Sparks
January 7, 2019

The next partial lunar eclipse to be visible from central Oklahoma will be July 5, 2020, early in the morning hours, Brake said. The first partial solar eclipse will be visible in some parts of North-East Asia and the Pacific Ocean.

The first solar eclipse of this year will be occurring tomorrow where its greatest time will occur with the time of conjunction of the new crescent of Hijri month "Jamadal Awwal 1440 H", Qatar Calendar House (QCH) announced yesterday.

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

During the eclipse, shadow will be seen around the sun. It will not be visible in India, Pakistan, Europe and North America.

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.


Dr Beshir Marzouk mentioned that three solar eclipses and two lunar eclipses will occur this year. The phenomenon makes the Sun appear as a disk. This partial solar eclipse is the first of six that will occur in 2019. The partial solar eclipse requires the same precautions as a total solar eclipse. It turns dark during a total solar eclipse and temperatures can call given the Sun is completely blocked.

Partial solar eclipse on January 6: Is it safe to watch? NASA reports looking directly at the Sun during a solar eclipse can burn the cornea's transparent outer layer and damage the light-sensitive cells in the retina. Scientists also suggest that the safe way to witness the partial solar eclipse is to watch it through special objective solar filters or hand-held solar viewers.

An eclipse is a celestial phenomenon which takes place when the Sun, Moon, and Earth are aligned in a straight line.

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

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