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What is an eclipse?

Asked by Topperlearning User 30th November 2015, 11:25 AM
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  • Eclipse are the astronomical events that occur when a celestial body moves into the shadow of other celestial body i.e. the earth and moon aligned in front of the sun cast shadows on each other.
  • The word eclipse means ‘hidden’ i.e. disappearing or invisible.
    • An object is invisible to an observer if:
    • The object itself is not a source of light and light from other source is not falling on it.
  • The view of the object is blocked by an obstacle or it arises between the object and the observer.
  • The two types of eclipse formed depending upon the moon are solar eclipse and lunar eclipse.

 

Answered by Expert 30th November 2015, 1:25 PM
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