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Solar eclipse scheduled on Friday the 13th, won't be visible in India

A few weeks after Friday's eclipse on 4 April the third of four ‘blood moon’ lunar eclipses will take place while it is also the first day of spring and the first day of the Jewish religious calendar. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes Once in a lifetime opportunity to see micromoon eclipse
Sandy Nunez | 13 July, 2018, 17:38

Solar eclipse is a natural phenomenon that occurs when the moon comes in between the sun and the earth.

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The Sun will see a 34% eclipse of its total area. "People who are sick or exhausted, may not fast during the eclipse period". Eyewear is not required to look at lunar eclipse. The last solar eclipse of 2018 is likely to occur on 11 August, 2018.

Friday 13th is notoriously associated with bad luck and superstition, with many associating the number 13 with bad omens. The visual of Solar Eclipse will not be visible to many and only a small part of Antartica would be able to watch the eclipse. A majority of this partial eclipse of the Sun will take place over the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

The partial solar eclipse on Friday the 13th will not be visible from India.

The solar event has brought even more superstition to the already unlucky day, as prominent USA evangelist and pastor Paul Begley took to YouTube to claim that "demonic forces" may be at play today. She said, "It is advisable to have any food prior to eclipse or after". Ayurveda believes that in the absence of sunlight, the bacteria tend to get active. In fact, one should avoid cooking too for the same reason.

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The eclipse reached its peak over Antarctica in the early hours of this morning. That eclipse would also be partial and not total.

GETTYToday is Friday 13th, but is there an eclipse on this unlucky day?

We won't have another solar eclipse landing on a Friday the 13th until the year 2080.

Another historical association with the unlucky date is that King Philip of France arrested hundreds of Knights Templar on Friday, October 13, 1307. In partial solar eclipse or "aanshik surya grahan", however, the Moon only partly obscures the Sun's disk.

A picturesque blood moon is all set to light the sky once again next month and according to doomsday preachers it will be the end of the world.

For stargazers, there will be disappointment, as the partial solar eclipse has already taken place in the early hours of this morning. This eclipse will be the longest in this century and is expected to last for more than 100 minutes.