10 Facts about Eclipses

Wednesday, April 19th 2017. | Astronomy

One of the important astronomical events in the world will be explained on Facts about Eclipses. The obscured astronomical object is considered as the main characteristic of an eclipse. It occurs temporarily. There are two major types of eclipses. They are the lunar eclipse and solar eclipse. The former one occurs when the moon moves into the shadow of earth. The latter one is defined when the shadow of moon crosses the surface of earth. Why don’t you look at the whole post below for more information about eclipse?

Facts about Eclipses 1: the eclipse system

The term eclipse is only used in the Earth-Moon system. Do you know that this system has been used to call the similar event, which takes place in other planets?

Facts about Eclipses 2: the occurrence of an eclipse

The Sun, Earth and Moon should be almost in straight line so that an eclipse may occur.



Facts about Eclipses 3: the frequency of eclipses

In a calendar year, eclipses may occur from four to seven times depending on the cycles.

Facts about Eclipses 4: the number of eclipses

In 1908 and 2038, there are three solar eclipses and four lunar eclipses.  In 1934, the people witness two lunar eclipses and five solar eclipses. In 1917, 1973 and 2094,   earth experiences three lunar eclipses and four solar eclipses.

Eclipses Facts

Eclipses Facts

Facts about Eclipses 5: the maximum of seven eclipses

In 1591, 1665, 1787, 1805, 1917, 1982 and 2094, the seven eclipses take place in maximum feature by excluding the penumbral lunar eclipses. Look at facts about dark matter here.

Facts about Eclipses 6: observance

Eclipse is considered as an important astronomical event. The people will like to view the eclipses right away on earth. Some people gather to spot this rare phenomenon. If the Moon passes in front of the Sun, a solar eclipse will take place.

Facts about Eclipses

Facts about Eclipses

Facts about Eclipses 7: the type of solar eclipse

The distance between the Moon and earth will decide the type of solar eclipse. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Earth’s surface is not reached by the umbra. Therefore, the partial occult occurs on the sun. See facts about Earth’s Rotation here.

Facts about Eclipses 8: a brief event

An eclipse is considered as a brief event. However, it may last for seven minutes and 31 seconds if the condition is favorable.

Eclipses Pic

Eclipses Pic

Facts about Eclipses 9: other systems of eclipse

Other systems of eclipse are also identified when it is viewed at the different points of space. In 1969, earth eclipsed the sun observed by the Apollo 12 crew.

Facts about Eclipses 10: Saturn

In 2006, Saturn was observed to eclipse the Sun by the Cassini probe.

Eclipses Image

Eclipses Image

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