Solar eclipse May 2012 will be partial in name only. It will be 94% total. How to watch it is very important issue as any people lose their eyesight when they are careless in this regard
Solar eclipse is still a good five days away, but people have already started making preparations to watch the partial solar eclipse on 20th of this month. The solar eclipse will be visible in most parts of the world and this has apparently raised the level of discussion on the issue. Many people have already made elaborate preparations to visit those places where solar eclipse will be more visible than other places.
Though May 20 solar eclipse is merely partial, but we will have a full solar eclipse before the year end. In November this year we will be watching complete solar eclipse in its full might. But as the full solar eclipse is months away, people are excited to watch the partial eclipse of the sun. In a partial solar eclipse, the undiminished light of the uneclipsed portion of the sun shines through and none of the special beauty of a total eclipse is visible. The only thing visible from Earth, to the observer properly equipped with a sun filter, is a greater or lesser notch taken out of the disk of the sun. but for many common people. Even this is enough to quench their thirst of knowledge and information and they are not deterred by the fact that
But this partial solar eclipse will be ‘partial’ only in name as it will be cover 94 percent of the sun surface. This is just slightly partial than the complete solar eclipse that is not that frequent. The eclipse will be visible from much of Asia and in many parts of Europe. A report say that this 94 percent solar eclipse will produce a sort of ‘ring of fire’ sort of thing around the sun that will give it a peculiar gift.
But many people in their enthusiasm to watch the solar eclipse don’t take the required safety measures and so pay dearly. The safest way to watch the partial solar eclipse, when the moon passess between the earth and the sun, is on the television, or on the internet where it will be shown on live webcasts. A report says that under no circumstances should people look directly at the sun during a partial eclipse. The risks of doing so are very real and could lead to irreversible damage to eyesight and even blindness,” she added.