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What Is The Solar Eclipse And Its Types?!

“What is the solar eclipse?!”

Solar Eclipse is a natural phenomenon which occurs when the moon revolving in its orbit around the earth comes between the sun and the earth. Then, the moon blocks the whole light of the sun, but still a shadow of the moon cast over the surface of the earth. In other simple words, this phenomenon happens when the moon passes between the sun and the earth. The total solar eclipse could be frightening for many people as the sun disappears during the day and the sky darkens for couple minutes. Looking directly to the sun in the solar eclipse may lead to many dangerous eye damages or blindness, so you have to take some special protection to your eyes while viewing the solar eclipse.

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“Types of the solar eclipse”

There are 4 main types of the solar eclipse which are:

  • The annular eclipse: this happens when the Sun and Moon are exactly in line. During this type of eclipse, the Sun appears as a very bright ring surrounding the dark disk of the Moon.
  • The partial eclipse: it happens when the Sun and Moon are not exactly in line and the Moon only partially obscures the Sun.
  • The total eclipse: this happens when the dark silhouette of the Moon completely obscures the intensely bright light of the Sun with allowing the much fainter solar corona to be visible.
  • The hybrid eclipse: it is very rare to happen. It shifts between the annular and total eclipse which means that at some certain points of the surface of the earth, it may appear as a total eclipse while at other certain points, it may appear as annular eclipse.

 

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