Solar Eclipse

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Solar Eclipse

A solar eclipse is a natural event that occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth causing the sun to become fully or partially covered.

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Solar Eclipse
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Total Solar Eclipse

Total eclipse occurs when the sun is completely obscured from view.

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Total Solar Eclipse
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How does a total solar eclipse occur?

Total eclipse occurs when the sun is completely obscured from view. Instead, the sun's intense light is replaced by a dark silhouette of the moon that is outlined by the sun's corona. For a total eclipse to occur, the dark inner shadow directly in front of the moon must reach Earth's surface. Because one must be within the umbral shadow to view a total eclipse, they can only be viewed in narrow areas where the eclipse is occurring directly overhead.

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How does a total solar eclipse occur?
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The Annular Eclipse

The Annular eclipse occurs when the sun and moon are exactly in line but the moon appears smaller than the sun. During an annular eclipse, the sun appears as a bright ring around the moon. Like a total eclipse, the moon’s elliptical orbit plays a role in whether an eclipse will be annular. When the moon is at its farthest point from Earth, it appears smaller than the sun, and can therefore cause an annular eclipse.

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The Annular Eclipse
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Partial And Annular Eclipse

The annular eclipse occurs when the sun and moon are exactly in line but the moon appears smaller than the sun whereas the partial eclipse occurs when the sun and moon are not completely aligned and the sun is only partially obscured.

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Partial And Annular Eclipse
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Partial Solar Eclipse

These occur when the sun and moon are not completely aligned and the sun is only partially obscured. Unlike a total or an annular eclipse, these are visible over large portions of the Earth because they are caused by the moon's penumbral.

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Partial Solar Eclipse
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Partial Solar Eclipse - Dec 25, 2000

The different time and places the partial solar eclipse occurred on Dec 25, 2000.

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Partial Solar Eclipse - Dec 25, 2000
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Hybrid Eclipse

A hybrid eclipse is a combination total and annular eclipse that takes place when a total eclipse changes to an annular eclipse or vice versa along different sections of the eclipse's path.

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Hybrid Eclipse
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Hybrid Solar Eclipse

Due to the curvature of the Earth's surface, some observers are physically closer to the moon than others.

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Hybrid Solar Eclipse
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Hybrid Solar Eclipse

Hybrid Solar Eclipse of April 08 , 2005

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Hybrid Solar Eclipse
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