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Solar Eclipse Guide - Part 2

TYPES OF SOLAR ECLIPSE HOW RARE

TYPES OF SOLAR ECLIPSE
TYPES OF SOLAR ECLIPSE

The shadow cast by the Moon can be seperated into the umbra (latin word for shadow) and penumbra (latin word for almost shadow). Depending on the location on earth, a few variations of eclipses can be observed when this shadow is casted.

Solar eclipses can be classed into three types:

1) Total Solar Eclipse Occur when the umbra of the Moon’s shadow touches a region on the surface of the Earth

2) Partial Solar Eclipse Occur when the penumbra of the Moon’s shadow passes over a region on the Earth’s surface

3) Annular Solar Eclipse Occur when a region on the Earth’s surface is in line with the umbra, but the distances are such that the tip of the umbra does not reach the Earth’s surface


Watch a preview of The Solar Eclipse in Varanasi - Wonders of the Solar System by BBC Two




DIFFERENT METHODS OF VIEWING
SOLAR ECLIPSE


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