Partial Solar Eclipse 2018: Only lucky few can see a super-size new moon blocking out a part of the sun during partial solar eclipse on Friday the 13th.
A solar eclipse is scheduled for Friday the 13th, but most sky watchers will be out of luck to witness this celestial event. The eclipse will be a partial one - when the Moon slips past, only partially concealing the Sun.
People can see a super-size new moon blocking out a part of the sun. During the partial eclipse, the Earth will pass through the moon's penumbra, and a sliver of the sun will vanish into darkness.
The moon's shadow will mostly fall over the open ocean waters that lie between Australia and Antarctica - the region where the Indian and Pacific oceans merge.
This partial solar eclipse will be visible to people in some parts of southern Australia, including those in Adelaide and Melbourne, will see a very small fraction of the eclipse. A majority of this partial eclipse of the Sun will take place over the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
Since the retina is insensitive to pain, the effects of retinal damage may not appear for hours, so there is no warning of any injury.
Viewing the Sun's disk through any kind of optical aid (binoculars, a telescope, or even an optical camera viewfinder) is extremely hazardous and can cause irreversible eye damage within a fraction of a second.