How to watch the Partial Solar Eclipse on 6th January, Sunday

On 6th January, Sunday, people in different parts of the world will be blessed with a beautiful partial solar eclipse. Solar eclipses occur when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth.

In a total solar eclipse, the disk of the Sun is fully covered by the Moon while in a partial solar eclipse,only some part of the Sun is obscured.

This is what a partial solar eclipse looks like (Image: Pixabay)

Timings and Place

The partial solar eclipse will begin on 5th January at 23:34 pm UTC and end on 6th January at 03:48 am UTC. The peak of the solar eclipse would occur on 6th Jan 01:41 am UTC.

The eclipse will be visible from locations in north Pacific and northeast Asia, including some parts of China, Japan, Korean Peninsula and a part of Russia (Siberia). The extent to which the Moon obscures the disk of the Sun would vary depending on the time and location.

Special Instructions

Never watch an eclipse with the naked eye. It could lead to risks like permanent eye damage or blindness. You can use a paper/cardboard with a pinhole that projects the eclipse on a paper. Always keep your back towards the Sun while looking at the pinhole projection.

You can also use eclipse glasses (don’t use sunglasses!) or a sun filter to look at the eclipse directly. Never point a binoculars or a telescope at the Sun without a proper Sun filter.

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