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  Solar Eclipses
What is a solar eclipse?
Why do they happen?
Is it okay to look at them?
Are there types of solar eclipse?

 
The path of annularity is the path the shadow takes as it moves across the Earth What's an annular eclipse?
Annular eclipses are different from total solar eclipses.

From the ground, the sky does not go completely dark, and looking SAFELY at Moon, you'd see a circle of light surrounding the Moon.

Why

The Sun is about 400 times the size of the Moon and it's about 400 times further away.

In a total eclipse, the Moon matches the Sun's "size" exactly and completely covers it.

In an annular one, the Sun is a little bit closer, so the Moon doesn't hide all of the Sun when it's in front.


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