Solar Eclipse Facts
Solar Eclipse occurs when the Moon passes in front of the Sun. This event is also called occultation. There are currently 3 variations of the Solar Eclipse – partial, ring-shaped and full.
The first variation of the Solar Eclipse – partial, occurs when the Moon doesn’t match at 100% with the Sun diameter. The partial Solar Eclipse can be watched from the North and South poles.
The ring-shaped Solar Eclipse can be observed when the Moon is away from Earth. The diameter of the Moon will be much smaller compared to the Sun’s.
The third variation of the Solar Eclipse – full, can be seen when the Moon’s diameter is identical with the Sun’s. Full Solar Eclipse can happen on every year and a half.
Each year, from 2 up to 5 Solar Eclipses can be seen from Earth.