SHARINGBEYOND.COM, Solar Eclipse: A Rare Nature Phenomenon with its Effects – Nature phenomenon of solar eclipse is rarely happened. When it occurs, it is welcomed warmly and enthusiastically by the most of the people in all over the world. It is a right moment for scientists to explore the science of solar eclipse, public education, culture, and tourism as well. This phenomenon is also often regarded to have its myths.
What Is Solar Eclipse?
Solar eclipse is a nature phenomenon happened because sunlight shines the earth covered by the moon. The order is sun, moon, the earth in a single line. That is why it makes the earth dark due to the coverage of the moon to the sun. Though the moon has a smaller size than the earth, but it is able to protect the whole sunlight because it is closer to the earth distance.
Types of Solar Eclipse
There are three variations of solar eclipse that can be studied by scientists. Those can enrich the knowledge and solar eclipse science. The types are annular solar eclipse, the total solar eclipse and partial solar eclipse.
Total Solar Eclipse
What time is the eclipse appearing? This total solar eclipse happen when an eclipse having its peak. The sun is fully covered by the moon. In that time, the sun disk is smaller or similar to the moon disk. The disk size of both sun and moon can change depending on the distance of the earth to the moon and earth to the sun.
Partial Solar Eclipse
The next type is partial solar eclipse. It happens when eclipse reaches its peak. A partial moon disk covers sun disk.
Annular Solar Eclipse
Annular solar eclipse is a type of eclipse having its peak in which sun disk is only covered by a half of moon disk. This process happens if the size of sun disk is bigger than moon disk. It causes the moon disk located to the front of sun disk. Moon disk doesn’t fully cover the sun disk. That is why it makes moon disk look like a ring.