Partial solar eclipse to grace the skies on February 15 – All you need to know


New Delhi: On Thursday, February 15, sky-gazers will be treated to a gorgeous celestial event, when the moon will block a portion of the sun, leading to a partial solar eclipse.

This event comes just days after the rare super blue blood moon that took place on January 31 and is also the second solar eclipse in six months.

While it won’t be as remarkable as the August 21, 2017, total solar eclipse, spectators and enthusiasts will be able to note a slight change in the shape of the sun.

What is a partial solar eclipse?

A partial solar eclipse happens when the moon only blocks a portion of the sun. This can happen only at new moon when the sun and the moon are in conjunction as seen from Earth in an alignment referred to as syzygy.

Where will the eclipse be visible?

The partial solar eclipse will be visible in Antarctica and a sliver of southern South America, experts say. Skygazers in Uruguay, Argentina, southern Chile, far western Paraguay, far southern Brazil and Antarctica can see…

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