Definition, Type, and Process of Occurrence

KOMPAS.com – About four to seven times a year, the Earth, Moon, and Sun line up exactly to create a cosmic-scale shadow show known as an eclipse.

The Moon’s orbit around the Earth is tilted relative to the Earth’s orbit around the Sun.

This tilt is the cause of the eclipse phenomenon occurs only occasionally, not every month.

There are two types of eclipses, lunar eclipse and the sun. During a lunar eclipse, Earth’s shadow obscures the Moon. During solar eclipsethe Moon blocks the Sun from view.

A solar eclipse is a celestial phenomenon that occurs when the Earth, Moon, and Sun are aligned in the same plane, and the moon passes between the Earth and the sun to partially or completely cover the Sun.

Also read: Solar Eclipse: Types and Processes It Occurs

According to the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), solar eclipse occurs when the position of the Moon is in line with the Earth and the Sun so that it completely or partially obscures the view of the Earth from the Sun.

Types of solar eclipses

Citing Time and Date, there are 4 different types of solar eclipses.

1. Partial Solar Eclipse

A partial solar eclipse occurs when the Moon only partially covers the Sun’s disk and only partially covers its penumbra on Earth.

2. annular solar eclipse

An annular solar eclipse occurs when the disc of the Moon is not large enough to cover the entire disc of the Sun so that the outer edge of the Sun is still visible forming a ring of fire in the sky.

Solar eclipse The ring occurs when the Moon approaches its apogee and the Moon’s antumbra falls on Earth.

Also read: When will the 2022 total lunar eclipse occur? This is the Expert’s Explanation

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