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This celestial event is a solar eclipse in which the moon passes between the sun and Earth. It blocks all or part of the sun for up to about three hours.When the moon completely blocks the sun from any given location along the path. It then will be about two minutes and 40 seconds.
Eclipses, whether solar or lunar, occur because of the periodic alignments of the sun, Earth, and moon. These three bodies, orbit in space in very predictable paths.
It produces two types of shadows on Earth.
The earliest writings we have showing that people paid attention to eclipses in any official way are around 5,000 years old.However in Ancient China, solar and lunar eclipses were regarded as heavenly signs that foretold the future of the Emperor.The Ancient Greeks also recorded solar eclipse events.
Looking directly at the sun is unsafe except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse. The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed. The sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses”.