Facts about Solar Eclipse

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What is solar eclipse?

Casting a shadow over the earth by the moon while situated between the Sun and the Earth

How it happens?

In syzygy, when the moon lies between the sun and the earth it casts a shadow over the earth.

Total Solar eclipse

During a complete eclipse the moon casts its shadow upon the earth surface. Only the Corona of the Sun is visible.

Partial Solar eclipse

A partial eclipse occurs when a partial shadow is cast. A vicinity of the Sun always persists.

Annular Solar eclipse

A rare type of Solar Eclipse, happens when the Moon is at some larger distant an the tip of the shadow doesn't reach the Earth. 

ring of fire

Annular solar eclipse is called so as the Sun appears as a Ring of Fire round the Moon

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