Solar Eclipse of the Sun and Moon
Have you ever experienced sudden darkness in the sky except the weather is not cloudy? Some of you may see it. For those who haven't experienced it, this article is for them. The sun doesn't have to get shadowed only by the clouds, the condition could be done by something else! Are you excited to know? Let's see how far we can go to the secret world of the sky.
The condition is called a solar eclipse. Do you know what is it?
What is Solar Eclipse?
At a particular time of each year, the moon comes between the Earth and the Sun. And the moon creates a shadow over the earth. Theoretically, this occurrence is a solar eclipse.
Usually, the situation happens at the phase of the new moon. The time when the moon passes directly between the two planets. The shadow of the moon casts over the earth. And the sun gets behind the moon. After that, we can’t see the sun under the moon's shadow. And the situation is scientifically called Solar Eclipse.
But the solar eclipse is not that simple process. We need to know more about it if anyone is interested to understand the world of the sky and its elements. There are various types of solar eclipse, and several factors are affecting the condition. People like to see and experience this type of event that happen rarely, solar eclipse tours is the best thing you must go at least once in your life.
Types of Solar Eclipse:
There are four types: Total Solar Eclipse, Annual Solar Eclipse, Partial Solar Eclipse and Hybrid Solar Eclipse
Of all solar eclipses-
Total solar eclipses are 28%;
35% are partial;
5% are hybrids.
Total Solar Eclipse:
The total solar eclipse is called the happy moment of nature. Usually, the sun is four hundred times greater than our silvery moon. But, when the moon comes four hundred times closer to the Earth than the sun, the Total Solar Eclipse happens. The orbital planes intersect. The new moon completely covers the disk of the sun, so the sun can’t be visible from the earth.
The casting shadow are of two types-
Umbra: A dark and slander cone shape.
Penumbra: a light, funnel shape shadow.
A total solar eclipse happens on the Earth about every eighteen months. The time of the total solar eclipse may last as long as 7 minutes 31 seconds. The time may come much shorter.
Annular Solar Eclipse:
The Annual Solar Eclipse is another beautiful scenery to watch. And this is quite different from the firstly mentioned Total Solar Eclipse. It is different because half of the sun shows during the annual solar eclipse. The dark shadow of the moon's umbra can extend out for no longer than 235,700 miles. During the eclipse, the ant-umbra reaches the ground. And anyone looks up past either side of the umbra and sees the "ring of fire" around the moon.
The annual eclipse lasts for a maximum of 12 minutes 30 seconds.
Partial Solar Eclipse:
The Partial eclipse happens only the penumbra which is the partial shadow, passes over the sun. In this process, some part of the sun always remains in view. During the eclipse, how much of the sun people can see depends on some specific conditions. It lasts longer than above two solar eclipses.
Hybrid Solar Eclipse:
The Hybrid means it doesn't belong to only one. So, the Hybrid Solar Eclipse comes the same. The solar eclipse is called Annual-Total(A-T) Eclipse. This eclipse occurs when the distance of the moon is nearby. The A-T eclipse starts as an annular eclipse because the tip of the umbra falls short of making contact with Earth. Then the moon becomes total. Because the roundness of the planet reaches up. Then finally it returns to the annular toward the end of the path.
Don't and dos:
If you are so excited to watch the occurrence, make sure to use a protective eyeglass like lead glasses. Because watching with bare eyes can cause blindness. So, be careful about this!
The solar eclipse is a natural occurrence. If you want to be the eye witness of history, don't miss the opportunity to watch the Solar Eclipse in the sky.