What's a Solar
is Solar Eclipse ? An eclipse of the
sun occurs when the moon revolving in its orbit around the earth
comes between the sun and the earth. The moon blocks the light
of the sun and a shadow of the moon is cast over the earth's surface..
Is it evil to watch Solar Eclipse ? In essence, an eclipse is no more evil than the shadow of a tree, or a tall building. The moon just blocks off the light of the sun for a brief, beautiful moment.
can we see this ? During a solar eclipse, the moon actually
casts two shadows towards earth. One shadow shaped
like a cone is
called the umbra. This becomes narrower as it reaches the earth.
No direct sunlight penetrates into this area. The path of this is
called the path of totality. If you are positioned in this area
than you can see a complete blocking of the sun and view a total
solar eclipse. Total eclipse is observable only within a narrow
strip of land or sea over which the umbra passes.
|Path of Solar Eclipse '01|
|Path of Solar Eclipse '99|
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