Back in ancient time, people thought the solar happened because it was being eaten or stolen.In Vietnam, everybody thought that the sun is being eaten by a giant frog.Ancient China thought a celestial dragon was making a lunch out of the sun.In Hindu mythology, the deity Rahu gets his head cut off by the gods because he was drinking Amrita, the gods nectar. When the gods cut off his head, it flew to the sun and devoured the sun.
There are four different types of solar eclipse,partial,annular,total,and hybrid.A partial eclipse is when the moon only covers the suns disc.Annular solar eclipse happens when the moon appears smaller than the sun and only covers the middle of the sun, the outer edges form a ring of fire.Hybrid eclipses is a rare eclipse because it has a combination of every eclipse as it moves along its path.
What is a Solar Eclipse? A solar eclipse is a natural event that takes place on Earth when the Moon moves in its orbit between Earth and the Sun (this is also known as an occultation). It happens when the moon is in a specific lining with the earth and sun. There is 2-5 solar eclipse per year, it depends on the geometry on the sun,earth,and moon.