Solar Eclipse, Surya Grahan in August 2018 is Pakshika Surya Grahan (Partial Solar Eclipse). This Surya Grahan will not be visible in India and other Asian countries.
August 11 is Amavasya (Shravan Amavasya). It is also celebrated as Hariyali Amavasya / Chukkala Amavasya / Bheemana Amavasya / Gatari Amavasya. It is to note that Surya Grahan occurs on Amavasya (No Moon day).
This Surya Grahan will take place in Ashada Month as per Marathi, Kannada, Gujarati and Telugu calendars. It falls on Shravan Amavasya in North Indian Hindi calendar.
It falls in Aadi Masam of Tamil calendar, Karkidaka Masam of Malayalam calendar, Shraban Mash of Bengali calendar and Shrawan Month in Nepali Calendar.
This Surya Grahan occurs in Karka Rashi. Even though this Grahanam is not visible in India it will have some impact on 12 Rashis.
Best places to view this partial solar eclipse are – Canada (North America), Greenland, Scotland, Sweden, Finland, South Korea, and some parts of Russia and China.
Timings of Solar Eclipse, 11 August 2018 (Universal Time – UTC)
Partial Solar Eclipse begins at – 8.02 AM
Maximum Eclipse at – 9.46 AM
Partial Solar Eclipse ends at – 11.31 AM
This Grahan is not visible in India, hence no need of performing any ritual related to Surya Grahan in India. But just for the some Siddha Sadhaks, who want to know the grahan timings, here are…
Timings of Solar Eclipse, 11 August 2018 (Indian Standard Time – IST)
Pakshik Surya Grahan begins at – 1.32 PM
Surya Grahan Madhyakaal at – 3.16 PM
Pakshik Surya Grahan ends at – 5.41 PM