ISLAMABAD (Muslim Times) – The last solar eclipse of the year 2018 will occur today (Saturday). It will be a partial eclipse and will also be witnessed in Pakistan.
Solar eclipse will start at 01:02 pm PST (Pakistan Standard Time) while, it will end at 04:21 pm PST. The eclipse will be clearly visible in several countries of the world including Pakistan, Canada, United States, India, Bangladesh and Europe, making it the most watched solar eclipse of 2018.
Experts have prohibited directly viewing the eclipse without safety measures. Solar eclipses occur when the Moon moves between the Earth and the Sun, blocking light from the Sun.
During a partial solar eclipse, there is no totality because the moon will only cover a portion of the sun. The moon will cover approximately 73% of the sun when the eclipse is at its peak.
The first solar eclipse of 2018 happened in the beginning of the year on February 15 while the second solar eclipse occurred on July 13.