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A partial solar eclipse takes place when the earth moves through the lunar penumbra as the moon travels between the earth and the sun. This is the partial solar eclipse viewed under cloudy skies from Arizona on August 21, 2017.(Shutterstock)

8 interesting facts you should know before the partial solar eclipse

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2018 09:19 AM IST
Eclipse totalities don’t always have the same lengths and the first ever solar eclipse recordings were discovered in China.
Partial solar eclipse 2018: The partial solar eclipse is visible from parts of the northern hemisphere. There are certain myths associated with solar eclipses as well.(Shutterstock)
Partial solar eclipse 2018: The partial solar eclipse is visible from parts of the northern hemisphere. There are certain myths associated with solar eclipses as well.(Shutterstock)

Partial solar eclipse 2018, 5 myths from around the world that you need to know

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2018 09:14 AM IST
Partial solar eclipse 2018: A partial solar eclipse will take place on August 11. Here are 5 superstitions and myths associated with eclipses.
Solar Eclipse 2018 myth: The partial solar eclipse takes place on Friday the 13th, which is considered an ominous date.(Shutterstock)
Solar Eclipse 2018 myth: The partial solar eclipse takes place on Friday the 13th, which is considered an ominous date.(Shutterstock)

Solar Eclipse 2018, 5 ancient myths about the phenomenon

Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2018 06:32 PM IST
Solar Eclipse 2018 myth: A partial solar eclipse will take place this Friday the 13th. We dig up 5 superstitions and myths associated with eclipses.
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