During the 21st century, there will be 224 solar eclipses of which 77 will be partial, 72 will be annular, 68 will be total and 7 will be hybrids between total and annular eclipses. When a planet comes between Earth and the Sun, it is called a transit. The only 2 planets that can be seen transiting the Sun from Earth are Venus and Mercury because they are the only planets which orbit inside Earth's orbit. I choose this link because i found it cool, it showed new facts that i didnt see on any other links.
An solar eclipse is in which the sun is obscured by the moon. You can seriously hurt your eyes, and even go blind while watching a solar eclipse. Proper eye protection, like eclipse glasses or a Sun filter, is the only safe option. ... Make sure your eclipse glasses are safe, or the Sun's UV radiation can seriously injure the retinas in the eyes. i choose this article because it seemed factual to me.
The next solar eclipse will be on Monday, August 21, 2017. A total solar eclipse will be visible in totality within a band across the entire contiguous United States; it will only be visible in other countries as a partial eclipse. A partial eclipse is when only part of the luminary is obscured or darkened. There are three types of eclipses, the eclipse on Monday is a total solar eclipse. I choose this article because it is interesting to me.
There are between 2 and 5 solar eclipses every year, each one visible only in a limited area. can only happen around a New Moon because of the alignment of Earth, the Moon, and the Sun which happens at that time,but this does not mean that eclipses of the Sun happen every New Moon. The New Moon and the Sun also have to be near a lunar node, which happens a little less than 6 months apart, and lasts, on average, around 34.5 days. This period is called the eclipse season, and it is the only time that eclipses take place.I choose this link because it taught me a lot about this subject.