Things you should know about the Solar eclipse

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In this article, we are going to tell you the things you should know about the Solar eclipse.

What is Solar Eclipse and when will it begin?

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon comes in between Earth and the Sun, as the Moon casts its shadow on the surface of the Earth. Regions of the Earth under the Moon face dark time like deep evening or even complete blackout like night during the day time in some areas where the maximum eclipse occurs. On the 21st of June, as the moon will be on apogee (farther from the earth than usual) it will result as a ring of fire because this moon will cover 95-96% of Sun. It will begin from Africa at 03:45:58 UTC and then Moon would completely pass the Sun by 09:34:01 UTC at Northern Australia.

Can you see the eclipse with naked eyes?

No, it is very much harmful to the eyes. It is important for the people residing in regions where the eclipse would occur, that they should not have to look at Sun directly with their naked eyes or use any other astronomical apparatus like a telescope of binoculars to see the eclipse. As it could cause permanent damage to their eyes, they could see the eclipse through the projection of images on Earth’s surface.

Eclipses are like twin brothers

A solar eclipse occurs two weeks before or after the lunar eclipse, according to the study it has been found that there are two eclipses in a row and some times three in a row in the same season of the eclipse.

What are Total, Annular, and Partial Solar Eclipses?

A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon completely covers the Sun’s surface and leaving the corona (outer layer/atmosphere) of the Sun behind, in short, it blocks the Sun 100%. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the moon blocks the sun 90-95% and creating a “Ring of Fire”. Partial Solar Eclipse occurs when the Moon blocks the sun by 50-75% and cast the shadow of the blocked area. There is another type of Solar Eclipse which is known as Hybrid Solar Eclipse, it is a rare type and rarely happens. It is a combination of a total and annular eclipse, Last time it occurred on the 23rd of November 2013. It was an annular eclipse at the start but during the event Moon decreased its distance and converted that annular eclipse into a total solar eclipse. 

The following were the things and facts you should know about the Solar Eclipse.

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