eclipse of the Sun


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eclipse of the Sun

From the Earth, the Sun and Moon appear to be about the same size: the Sun is about 400 times as big as the Moon but is also 400 times farther away from the Earth. When the Moon is in a direct line between the Sun and the Earth, the Moon’s disk-shaped outline appears to cover the Sun's bright surface, or photosphere. The part of the Earth directly in the Moon’s shadow sees a total eclipse of the Sun; areas around it see a partial eclipse. There are different types of exclipse: total, partial and annular.
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I knew that the only total eclipse of the sun in the first half of the sixth century occurred on the 21st of June, A.
"Anybody who tries to see a total eclipse of the Sun in the North Atlantic at sunrise," someone told me, "has to be crazy." At first I didn't realize that the great European eclipse of August 1999 would have anything at all to do with Nova Scotia, the Canadian maritime province that clouded me out the last time I tried to see a total eclipse there.
EMPLOYERS proposing to allow their staff time off to view the eclipse of the sun next Wednesday should be careful they do not break health and safety rules.
POLICE will use emergency powers to close roads and divert cars if next month's eclipse of the sun sparks traffic chaos, it was revealed yesterday.
Tens of thousands of people are expected to flock south to see the full eclipse of the sun in Cornwall on Wednesday, August 11, at around 11am.
Last February 26th, exactly a year after the Caribbean total eclipse of the Sun, veteran eclipse chaser Kenneth W.
THE Bank of England has moved forward its August inflation report so it doesn't clash with Britain's first eclipse of the sun in 70 years.
COVENTRY people planning to visit Devon and Cornwall to see the total eclipse of the sun next month are being urged not to take their dogs with them.
That's right, the eclipse of the sun as seen from Cornwall.
If you've never seen one, you can't truly understand a total eclipse of the Sun. These events - the most beautiful spectacles of nature - are rare on the scale of human experience.
IF YOU are planning to watch the eclipse of the sun on August 11, don't look at it directly - it could permanently damage your eyes.
TRY this once-in-a-lifetime three-day trip to France to witness the total eclipse of the sun.