A solar eclipse occurs when the New Moon goes between the sun and earth and casts a shadow on the Earth. Eclipses are normally named after their darkest phase. When solar eclipses are at their total point on Earth, it is called a total eclipse. Total solar eclipse can last for many hours. Totality can range from a seconds to 7.5 minutes. How long do you think this solar eclipse will last?
In 1999 , Paul Griffin discovered that a set of spiral-shaped rocks that might correspond to a solar eclipse witch accrued on November 30, 3340 BCE. The symbols displayed a replica of the sun, moon, and horizon, and 92 tracks of total solar eclipses. In ancient China solar and lunar eclipses where regarded as heavily signs that told the future of the Emperor. Babylonian clay tablets are records of solar eclipse viewed by people, between 518 and 465 BCE. Will this solar eclipse create more history to be told ages from now?
From Earth there are two types of eclipses that occur lunar and solar, but what is the difference between the two?A lunar eclipse is the blocking of the Moon by Earths shadow, and a solar eclipse is the obstruction of the sun by the moon. In a total lunar eclipse the phase the moon will be in is a full moon, and a total solar eclipse the phase the moon would be in is a new moon. A lunar eclipse can happen about 177 days apart and we can only see a solar eclipse about 375 years.
There are four different types of solar eclipse partial eclipse, annular eclipse , total eclipse, and hybrid eclipse. Each of the eclipses involve the sun and the moon. Total and hybrid eclipses are rear for us to see every year. A total eclipse is the one that is the rarest to see.