Solar Eclipse News

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon moves between the Earth and the Sun, temporarily obscuring the Sun’s light. This celestial event can only take place during a new moon when the Sun and the Moon are in conjunction as seen from Earth. Solar eclipses are classified into three main types: total, partial, and annular. During a total solar eclipse, the Moon completely covers the Sun, revealing the otherwise hidden solar corona. An annular eclipse occurs when the Moon is too far from Earth to completely cover the Sun, leaving a bright, visible ring known as the “ring of fire.” Partial solar eclipses happen when only part of the Sun is obscured by the Moon. Eclipses can provide important scientific opportunities for studying the Sun’s atmosphere and have historically helped in validating theories such as Einstein’s General Relativity.