Annular solar eclipse

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The Annular solar eclipse will occur on October 14 and will be visible across different parts of the world.

About Annular solar eclipse:

  • It is often referred to as the "ring of fire.
  • This eclipse happens when the moon is at or near its farthest point from Earth in its orbit.
  • The moon appears smaller than the sun in the sky and does not fully cover it, creating a striking visual effect.
  • The moon appears as a dark disk superimposed on the larger, bright face of the sun, forming a glowing ring or "ring of fire."
  • The path of this upcoming eclipse will span several countries in North, Central, and South America. 


Types of eclipses

  • Total solar eclipse: It happens when the sun, moon and Earth are in a direct line. The dark silhouette of the Moon completely covers the intense bright light of the Sun. Only the much fainter solar corona is visible during a total eclipse which is known as a Totality.
  • Partial solar eclipse: It happens when the shadow of the moon appears on a small part of the sun.


Q1) What is Solar Eclipse?

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, obscuring all or part of the Sun from view.

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