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A solar eclipse is seen from the beach of Ternate island Indonesia

A solar eclipse is seen from the beach of Ternate island Indonesia

The U.S. experienced a total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, which made history for being the first total solar eclipse seen only in the United States since the nation's birth in 1776.

However, the partial solar eclipse will not be visible to Indian.

According to, the Coordinated Universal Time or UTC of the partial solar eclipse is as follows: The partial eclipse will begin on February 15 at 6:55 PM.

In a total solar eclipse, one can see the sun completely disappear behind the moon, turning daylight into twilight. The moon, Earth, and Sun aren't exactly lined up during the partial solar eclipse, but the moon casts a shadow on the surface of the Sun.

The last total solar eclipse took place on August 21, 2017 and it treated the spectators from the entire the United States mainland. The season lasts about three weeks and during that time, around the equinoxes, the Earth comes between the SDO and the Sun, according to NASA. This eclipse will be seen in Southern America, Uruguay and Brazil and other parts of the world. This phenomenon is called the solar eclipse. It comes on the heels of a total lunar eclipse on January 31. It can even go unnoticed.

What could be more romantic than looking to the skies with protective glasses to witness a celestial event on the day after Valentine's Day? This includes two big cities, Buenos Aries and Montevideo.

That will be quickly followed by a total lunar eclipse from July 27 to 28 during which totality will last for 103 minutes. According to the reports, this partial solar eclipse will be visible for close to 2 hours, with the event expected to start at 5.43 pm local time in the Antarctic peninsula, and end by 7.34 pm. However, as the eclipse season winds down, the duration of eclipses will once again shorten. This event happened in the US on August 21, 2017, which also marks the first total solar eclipse that was seen only in the USA since the creation of the nation in 1776.

The number of solar eclipses vary each year, but Wright said there are usually at most two every six months.

The next partial solar eclipse will be around 13 of July but that too will not be visible from India. "Even there it's going to be a really thin, not really noticeable", Wright said. These phenomena direct undue radiation towards the Earth.