2020 Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse 2020

What is the Solar Eclipse?

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon crosses directly between the sun and earth, blocking it out a partial or complete portion of the Earth. The earth is covered in the shadow of the moon due to this solar eclipse

The Sun, Moon, and Earth are aligned. Such alignment coincides with a new moon indicating the Moon is closest to the ecliptic plane. In a total eclipse, the disk of the Sun is fully obscured by the Moon.

What is the Solar eclipse duration?

This depends entirely on where you are when complete occurs. As per expertise this solar eclipse totally depends on where you live. the minimum duration of this solar eclipse is countered as 6 hours.

Will looking at the sun make me blind?

Most of our parents tell us not to stare or look at the sun especially while the solar eclipse. so will it really make you blind? and the answer is YES. looking at the sun during solar Eclipse or in normal days also can damage your eyes.

This damage is of two types Short-time and long-time damage. Short-time damage which is a result of too much ultraviolet light flooding the retina and long-time damage is when you stare at the sun it won’t notify your brain that your retina is being damaged because retina doesn’t have sensors. so we won’t feel the pain but after that, you will find dark spot blind vision in the center of the eye , blurred vision, dark yellow spots .so the point is don’t put your eyes vision on risk.

How can I enjoy watching solar eclipse at home?

This 2020 solar eclipse is very rare so everyone is excited. so if you want to watch this unusual process you need to use proper eye protection and do not look directly at sun.what you can do is Projecting the Sun through a box projector, or using binoculars or telescope, or simply 2 pieces of the card is a safe and easy way to view a solar eclipse.

What are the types of the solar eclipse?

There are four types of solar eclipses total, partial, annual, and hybrid.

Total solar eclipses happen when the sun is completely blocked by the moon. Total solar eclipses are only visible from a specific part of the Earth.

A partial eclipse occurs when the Sun and Moon are not exactly in line with the Earth and the Moon only partially obscures the Sun.

An annular eclipse occurs when the Sun and Moon are exactly in line with the Earth, but the apparent size of the Moon is smaller than that of the Sun. Hence the Sun appears as a very bright ring, surrounding the dark disk of the Moon.

A hybrid eclipse shifts between a total and annular eclipse. At certain points on the surface of Earth, it appears as a total eclipse, whereas at other points it appears as annular. Hybrid eclipses are comparatively rare.


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